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Legendary Navan Fort (Emain Macha)
Navan Centre & Fort
028 3752 9644

The legendary Navan Fort (Emain Macha) is the earliest capital of Ulster and ancient seat of kings.

  • Explore the archaeology and history associated with the great temple of 95BC, as well as learning of some of the significant discoveries at the nearby sites of Loughnashade, Haughey’s Fort and the King’s Stables. Our experienced tour guides will explain how and why it is believed the impressive ritual temple at Emain Macha was built, as well as how this site may have been what attracted Saint Patrick to the area.
  • Hear stories of great kings, queens and warriors in our audio visual show on the tales of the Ulster Cycle.
  • Visit the Iron Age dwelling area, where one of our tour guides will show you inside and let you know about daily life over 2000 years ago.
  • See some of the artefacts found at the nearby Navan complex in our exhibition space.

This tour lasts approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, including a guided tour to Navan Fort (weather permitting) and a visit to the Iron Age dwelling area.