Armagh

Armagh is the spiritual capital of Ireland for over 1,500 years, and has the seats of both the Catholic and Protestant archbishops. Saint Patrick built a stone church on the hill where the Anglican cathedral stands. Brian Boru, who drove the Norse out of Ireland at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014, is buried in the graveyard. The Cathedral library has a copy of Gulliver's Travels corrected in Dean Swift's own hand. Navan Fort is two miles west of the city, was once the stronghold of the Kings of Ulster. There are rich fruit orchards to the north east of the city, and this is where the county gets its name as the Orchard of Ireland

 Activities in Armagh

Bowling
Indoor Bowling

Game Fishing
G I Stores

Golf Courses
County Armagh Golf Club

Sea Fishing
Stinson The Saddler Tackle And Bait

 


 
 
 
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