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St Patrick’s Cathedral sits on a hill called ‘Ard Macha’ or the Heights of Macha.
The name, Macha, stems from a legend of a tribal princess from pre-christian times which, in turn, is linked to the ritual site dating back to early Bronze Age times – Emain Macha. It is believed that the hill became the centre of the local tribe (Ulaid) that gave its name to Ulster. St Patrick gained the enclosure on this hill and built his first church here.
Situated in the heart of the city, this cathedral forms the heart of this hauntingly beautiful historic region. All around this cathedral is architecture steeped in history – the Armagh Library, the Infirmary, Vicar’s Hill, Synod Hall and the See House. Each explains more about the times of this area and era.
Opening times are usually 9am – 5pm and there is no entrance fee but a donation is suggested toward the upkeep of the building.
St Patricks Cathedral 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 18°C on Monday.Rain throughout the day.Today's Forecast
11->1685% 76% 4 mph
7:09 am 7:32 pmLight rain in the morning.Thursday, Sep 21st
9->1542% 62% 5 mph
7:11 am 7:30 pmRain until afternoon.Friday, Sep 22nd
8->1656% 76% 9 mph
7:13 am 7:27 pmBreezy until evening and light rain starting in the evening.Saturday, Sep 23rd
11->1726% 89% 18 mph
7:15 am 7:25 pmMostly cloudy until afternoon.Sunday, Sep 24th
10->1821% 59% 4 mph
7:17 am 7:22 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Monday, Sep 25th
8->189% 23% 2 mph
7:19 am 7:20 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, Sep 26th
12->1712% 69% 8 mph
7:20 am 7:17 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Wednesday, Sep 27th
14->1739% 61% 14 mph
7:22 am 7:15 pm
Photos from around the surrounding area