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2. The Navan Centre and Fort

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The Navan Centre and Fort


For nearly seven hundred years Navan Fort was the great seat of northern power in Ireland, rivalling Tara in the south. It was here that the kings of Ulster ruled and Queen Macha built her palace on the earthwork's summit.

It's a site of deeply mystical significance, but also one of enourmous archaeological interest. The court of the Knights of the Red Branch, Ireland's most prestigious order of chivalry, was based here too. The knights, like those of the Round Table, are historical figures entirely subsumed into legend. 
 
The fort lies two miles west of Armagh and stands adjacent to the multi-million pound Navan Centre, which features multimedia displays on archaeology.
 
Start your tour in the ‘Vanished World’ of lost myths, travel into the ‘Real World’ of archaeology and then enter the ‘Other World’ to hear the legends of the Ulster Cycle - stories of legendary warriors deeds. Visit the Iron Age dwelling and through historical costumed interpretation, learn about their way of life. Finally walk the path of history to the great Ancient Seat of Kings, Navan Fort. 
 
The Leganny Dolmen Address:
The Navan Centre
81 Killylea Road
Armagh, BT60 4LD
Northern Ireland, UK
 
The Leganny Dolmen Opening Times:
1st July to 30th September, Monday to Sunday 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
1st October to 31st December, Monday to Sunday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
 
The Leganny Dolmen Admission:
Adult £5.15
Child £3.45
Family (2 adults & 3 children) £14.95
Concession £4.20
Group Rate - Adult £4.40, Concession £3.95, Child £3.75
 
T +44 (0)28 3752 1801
 
F +44 (0)28 3751 0180
 
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