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

Where myth and reality meet—the ancient seat of Kings and the earliest capital of Ulster.
Immerse yourself in life 2,000 years with a visit to the Iron Age dwelling, where you will be welcomed into the clan with a cleansing ceremony & traditional purification involving smoke and fire!

Taste traditional homemade herb bread & mead and enjoy storytelling by the fire, including the tales of Ulster’s greatest heroes and warriors. With archaeological evidence 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 children, the indoor and outdoor Archaeology Discovery space is a must-see, along with the Ecology trail to truly appreciate the diversity of wildlife in the area.

  • 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

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Admission Rates Apply

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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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