Historic Environment
81 Killylea Road
BT60 4LD

Additional information

Open to the public:

Yes, entry is free (Sometimes public access is restricted due to works for example. Check before you visit)

Grid reference:
SM number:
ARM 012:015

About Navan Fort

To the west of Armagh City lies Navan Fort, the ancient ‘Emain Macha’ of Irish history and legend and one of the earliest provincial capitals of Ulster. It is a large earthwork on top of a drumlin and is thought to be the site of a pagan sanctuary.

In early Irish mythological tales, Emain was the Head Quarters of the Red Branch knights. It is one of a small number of sites identified as a prehistoric provincial capital in early sources. The others are Tara, Knockaulin and Cruachan.

There is a woodland walk at the base of the hill which is suitable for wheelchair users. However, Navan Fort itself has grassy slopes unsuited for wheelchair users and those with difficulty walking.

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