The story of Armagh is a tale of myths, turbulence and the strongholds of Ulster ruled by ancient Kings. Legend has it that Macha – the goddess of war and fertility gave the city its name. As centuries passed, today you can capture the essence of a city steeped in Christianity – the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland. With a beautiful Georgian inspired city centre full of museums, an Observatory and Planetarium, the Robinson Library and buildings of note surrounded by an impressive green space of the Mall, there are many opportunities to visit and explore.
Visit Armagh this spring and enjoy a great offering of events and activities. Enjoy the Home of St. Patrick Festival, Apple Blossom weekend in May and many other interesting and diverse events.
If you love apples, apple juice, cider, tarts, with a generous helping of fun and entertainment, the good news is that Armagh’s Apple Blossom weekend is not that far away. Celebrating its orchard county status, Armagh will mark the start of this year’s growing season over the second weekend in may from Friday 10th to Sunday 12 May against the breath-taking pink backdrop of 4,000 flower-filled acers of land.