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Armagh City (population 14,640) is the county capital of Armagh and the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland. The Archbishops of both the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland reside in the city. Queen's University at Armagh Outreach Centre was established in 1995 and is a growing academic institution.

Attractions

Armagh Planetarium on College Hill.

Navan Fort, which was home to the kings of Ulster, is just over 3 kilometres west of the city. The site dates back to 700 BC, and traces of man have been found at the site that date back to 5500 BC. There is an interpretive centre near the fort. http://www.navan.com/


On The Mall East are Armagh County Museum (+44 28 37523070) and The Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum (+44 28 37522911).

There has been a church on the site of Saint Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral for the past 1500 years. Brian Ború was buried on the north side of the cathedral after he was killed in 1014 after the Battle of Clontarf.

The Archbishop Robinson's Palace Demesne on Friary Road was built in 1769 when Robinson was made primate of Ireland. The main attraction is the Armagh Palace Stables Heritage Centre, which houses exhibits on life in the 18th-century. However, there are many other things to explore in the grounds themselves.

Saint Patrick's Trian Heritage Centre on English Street focuses on the theme of faith. There is also a Land of Lilliput exhibition, featuring a giant model of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver.

Amenities

The brand new Market Place Armagh Theatre and Arts Centre in Market Street.

There are three 18-hole golf courses in the area, and one 9-hole course.


The Orchard Leisure Centre on Folly Lane (+44 28 37515920) and Tandragee Recreation Centre (+44 28 38841110) offer facilities for most indoor sports. There are also outdoor pitches at Tandragee, the Cathedral Road Recreation Centre (+44 28 37518338), and Ardmore Recreation Centre on Ballinahonemore Road (+44 28 3751 8384).

Transport

There are buses to Belfast, Enniskillen, Galway, Dublin, and Newry.

Useful contact details for Armagh
(When dialling from the Republic of Ireland, replace +44 28 with 048.)
Bus Station +44 28 37522266
Police Station +44 28 37523311
Bank of Ireland +44 28 37522800
Ulster Bank +44 28 37522053
First Trust Bank +44 28 37522843/
37522025
Ledu Southern Regional Office +44 28 30262955
Tourist Information +44 28 37521800
Armagh City Hospital. +44 28 3752 2281
Armagh City and District Council http://www.armagh.gov.uk
   
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