To the west of Armagh City lies Navan Fort, the ancient Emain Macha of Irish history and legend and one of the earliest provincial capitals of Ulster. It is a large earthwork on top of a drumlin and is thought to be the site of a pagan sanctuary.
In early Irish mythological tales, emain was the HQ of the Red Branch knights. It is one of a small number of sites identified as a prehistoric provincial capital in early sources.
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