The inscription over Robinson’s Library means ‘the healing place of the soul’ and I trust it remains so. Not only did I build it (it is now the oldest public library in Northern Ireland) but I donated my priceless collection of books, which can be seen today. Apparently, some people say that an original copy of ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, with handwritten notes by Jonathan Swift, is even more important. You can judge for yourself.
Nearby is 5 Vicars’ Hill, another magnificent building of mine. It was built as the Diocesan Registry to house church records, now it is a visitor centre. You will discover ancient coins, early Christian artefacts, prints, gems and medals. There are something called touch screens apparently, where you can find out all about Armagh. You can also see the famous Armagh Ogham Stone, early Bronze Age objects and much else.