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12 hour Itinerary – Spend the day in Armagh

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Start your day with a hearty breakfast at one of Armagh’s local cafés.

Join one of the Armagh City Walking Tour, led by knowledgeable guides who will take you on a journey through the city’s history and landmarks.  With just the right balance of content this tour will open your eyes as to the city and its history, from pre-historic, to Georgian influences to the present day.  

Interior of Robinson Library

Visit the Robinson Library, one of the oldest libraries in Ireland, known for its impressive collection of rare books and manuscripts.

The library was founded in 1771 as Archbishop Robinson wanted to share his vast book collection with the people of the city.

Stroll through the charming streets of Armagh, taking in the sights of Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Armagh Cathedrals

Make your way to St. Patrick’s (Roman Catholic) Cathedral, the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Armagh. Marvel at its stunning interior and learn about its rich history. Tours are available with pre-booking required.

Learn more about the spiritual history and architecture of the building. Located on the adjacent hill, St Patrick’s (CoI) Cathedral is open Monday-Saturday for visitors during the summer months. As well as its strong connection to St Patrick, who founded his first church on this site, the church is the burial ground for Brian Boru High King of Ireland.

ARMAGH-COUNTY-MUSEUM

The oldest county museum in Ireland, Armagh County Museum dates from 1937 and its collections serve as a memory and homage to the people who had connections, whether living or working, with Armagh and the county as a whole.

On display are military uniforms, wedding dresses, ceramics, natural history specimens and railway memorabilia. An impressive art collection includes works by many well-known Irish artists such as AE Russell, John Luke and JB Vallely.

Image shows a burger and fries dish. Church is in the background.

For refreshments, head to The Gathering Rooms, a cozy café known for its delicious coffee and homemade pastries, located near St Patrick’s (Church of Ireland) Cathedral.

Alternatively, stop by 4c Coffee House and Kitchen, a trendy spot offering a variety of light bites and refreshing drinks. With beautiful view of the tree-line Mall, you’re sure to enjoy every bite!

Enjoy exploring Armagh’s cultural and historical treasures!