Reopening May 2021 (Tuesdays-Sundays)
Now Open – Ancient Grounds Coffee Shop (takeaway) & Gift Shop
25th May – Guided Tours & Indoor Dining Resumes
Navan Centre & Fort is a place where myth and reality meet. It is one of Ireland’s most famous and important archaeological sites, the legendary Emain Macha. Legends say that Macha, the ancient goddess of war and fertility, scored the earth with her brooch pin and traced the famous outline of this sacred stronghold of the hero Cu Chulainn, home of the famous Red Branch Knights and Ulster Cycle of tales.
Experience life over 2000 years ago, as you walk in the footsteps of warriors to the ancient Navan Fort, site of the great temple of 95BC. Your guide will explain how and why this impressive ceremonial structure was built, as well as highlighting the importance of the surrounding sites in the Navan complex. Immerse yourself in Iron Age life, as you meet the resident Celtic clan & view their period dwelling! During your visit, you may find the Celts regaling you with stories of their past triumphs, cooking, weaving or even preparing their weaponry for battle. Although our warriors may look fierce, you are assured of a warm welcome – as long as you stay a spear’s length away!
All tours will take place in line with current COVID-19 guidelines on social distancing and limited numbers. Hand sanitising stations are located throughout the venue and masks are mandatory when inside the Navan Centre. Tours must be pre-booked in advance.