One of Ireland’s most famous and important archaeological sites, the legendary Navan Fort is where myth and reality meets.

The Navan Centre & Fort is a place where myth and reality meet. As the ancient seat of Kings and the earliest capital of Ulster, there is plenty to explore!

Step back in time by 2000 years with a visit to their Iron Age dwelling (April-September), where you will meet the Celts going about their daily lives and bringing history to life! Discover how they survived and thrived as they engage you in this highly interactive and unique experience. After meeting real life warriors, learn more about the stories of the bravest of them all – Cú Chulainn and the Red Branch Knights. The AV show incorporates many of the tales of the Ulster Cycle associated with the great site of the Navan Fort. With archaeological evidence of the site dating back to 95BC, experienced tour guides will accompany you to what is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most famous sites, Emain Macha (Navan Fort). For younger visitors, the indoor and outdoor Archaeology Discovery space is a must-see, along with an Ecology trail to truly appreciate the diversity of wildlife the grounds have to offer.

  • Meeting with the Celts in an Iron Age Dwelling
  • Walking the footsteps of history on a guided tour to Navan Fort
  • The interactive Archaeology Discovery Room
  • Environmental aspects of the site, which you will learn about on the Ecology Trail
  • Gain a unique appreciation of the history of Emain Macha

Open Daily Year Round

April to September: 10:00-17:30
October to March: 10:00-16:00

Last admission: (April-Sept) 16:00/ (Oct- March) 15:00
Visit duration: 2 hours minimum


Admission Prices 2019

Please check website or telephone for admission prices

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility and other useful information.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Café/restaurant serving home-baked food daily. There is also a picnic area.

SHOPPING: Gift shop selling range of gifts and speciality books.

PARKING: Free car and coach parking on-site.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: The Navan Centre and Iron Age Dwelling are fully accessible. The Fort require a level of good mobility.

WI-FI: Free Wi-Fi available in the restaurant area.

GROUPS: Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.


  • Sandford Award for Heritage Education (2013)
  • NI4kids ‘Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’ (2014)
  • TripAdvisor, Centre of Excellence Award (2015)
Getting There

The Navan Centre & Fort is 3km from the City of Armagh.

Map Location: 54.343702, -6.702157
Contact Navan Centre and Fort-Emain Macha

81 Killylea Road, Armagh, Northern Ireland

Eircode: BT60 4LD
T: +44 (0)28 3752 9644
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