Looking Over Armagh

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Armagh View

The view over Armagh City and the central plain of Northern Ireland is green and impressive when seen in the summer. In the foreground the uplands of the Fews area in South Armagh are giving way to the drumlin belt country that extends from Co. Down on the Irish Sea, through Armagh, to Co. Mayo on the west coast of Ireland.


The Green View Over Armagh City Northern Ireland

The City of Armagh is home to two cathedrals, the twin spires of the Catholic St. Patrick's can be seen here in the middle ground towards the left of the image. The Protestant St. Patrick's sits on an older site on a drumlin opposite in one of Ireland's smallest cities.

Beyond the drumlin-dotted plains lie the Sperrin Mountains, with Sawel and Dart visible above and left of the tree. To the right of the image is Slieve Gallion an outlier of the Sperrins.

Armagh is a pleasant city with Georgian architecture and while the county of Armagh is Northern Ireland's smallest, it does contain plenty of interest for the visitor to Ireland from Slieve Gullion, a geological landscape, to the Orchards that Armagh is famous for. The site of St. Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral was the original site of St. Patrick's principal church in Ireland and was founded in 445AD; from that point the city of Armagh became known as the City of Saints and Scholars.

May 2014 sees the Giro d'Italia visit Armagh as a stage town. Stage three of the cycling race will start in Armagh City and pass through the rolling countryside south of the city before climbing up through the Fews in South Armagh. The image in this post was taken from this southerly vantage point that gives a lovely view of the centre of Ulster, the lands west of Lough Neagh.

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Last modified on Sunday, 26 March 2023 23:28
Darren McLoughlin

Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

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