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Armagh Palace Demesne

RegionNorthern Ireland
ClubLagan Valley Orienteers
Nearest townArmagh
PostcodeBT60 4EL
Carpark locationOSNI Grid Ref: H876444

Available Maps

Situated within walking distance of the City Centre, for over two hundred years, the undulating parkland of the Palace Demesne has been one of the glories of Armagh.  The Demesne, comprising some 300 acres, is the creation of Archbishop Richard Robinson.  The Palace was the residence of the Archbishops of the Church of Ireland from 1770 to 1975.

Survey notes from February 2021:

  • Orienteering post 8 is missing.

Other Things to do in the Area

Perfect for homeschoolers, try the Ecotrail. Download:

Survey notes from February 2021:

  • Ecotrail posts E5 and E9 are missing.
  • The ancient tree has been removed at Ecotrail post E7.
  • Ecotrail post E8 has been removed but is lying at the opposite side of the track.
  • Ecotrail post 2 is slightly west of the mapped location.
  • Ecotrail post 4 is slightly north of the mapped location.

Maps Available From

Palace Demesne Visitor Centre, Armagh, BT60 4EL Tel: 028 3752 9629

Download the Orienteering Map and Orienteering Info page Guide (see above).

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience