Armagh is a true original. A uniquely special place that has attracted people for more than 7500 years. A place of such primacy for so many aspects of human endeavour that we call it the First Place – from Emain Macha, one of the great spiritual sites of preChristian Celtic Ireland, to St. Patrick and the imposing cathedrals named in his honour, a library known as the Healing Place of the Soul and Armagh Observatory, symbol of the Age of Enlightenment and the oldest active institution of its type in these Isles. Armagh city is a Georgian jewel of many fascinating facets. A place that stirs the senses, engages the mind and inspires the imagination.