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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 Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 17°C on Thursday.Rain until evening.Today's Forecast
14->1949% 79% 8 mph
6:15 am 8:46 pmRain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.Tuesday, Aug 22nd
15->1853% 90% 10 mph
6:17 am 8:44 pmDrizzle starting in the evening.Wednesday, Aug 23rd
13->1745% 79% 11 mph
6:19 am 8:42 pmLight rain throughout the day.Thursday, Aug 24th
12->1734% 83% 14 mph
6:21 am 8:39 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Friday, Aug 25th
12->1920% 74% 5 mph
6:23 am 8:37 pmDrizzle in the evening.Saturday, Aug 26th
10->189% 65% 4 mph
6:24 am 8:34 pmOvercast throughout the day.Sunday, Aug 27th
10->1811% 96% 6 mph
6:26 am 8:32 pmLight rain in the morning.Monday, Aug 28th
12->1839% 86% 10 mph
6:28 am 8:30 pm
Photos from around the surrounding area