Find out what’s on at The Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh

The Navan Centre & Fort Armagh has an exiting programme of events lined up to keep you and your family entertained this Autumn!

Foraging Sunday – 16th September (Free drop-in event, 11:00-15:00)

Under expert guidance, you will learn to forage for food as the Celts would have. Explore the wealth of edible delights in our countryside and sample dishes made with foraged foods like berries, apples, cherries and even nettles – you are sure to be amazed!

This is a free drop in event with no pre-booking required.


Pottery Sunday – 30th September (Free drop-in event, 11:00-15:00)

Try your hand at making a clay pot, similar to those which the Celts would have used! The Celts would have crafted pots of differing levels of intricacy and detail based on the occasion. Use your imagination to come up with your own unique design!

This is a free drop in event with no pre-booking required.


Little Spooks – 27th-31st October, various times

Tickets are now on sale for the Navan Centre & Fort’s Halloween event, Little Spooks! From 27th -31st October, this is the perfect Halloween experience for boys and girls who aren’t afraid of enjoying some spooky surprises!

A Halloween Bride & Gloom Story! Do you have the courage to be witness at the ceremony? Emma Goner is no ordinary bride in this most extraordinary of wedding days! With an undead bride and ghostly groom, join the hapless couple on the most memorable day of their lives (or afterlives).

The witch’s cabin is just a short walk away along the winding path. Discover what ghastly ingredients go into a witch’s cauldron and, if you are brave enough to torture your tastebuds, there will be a truly gruesome brew freshly prepared just for you!

Proceed along the path to the Palace of the Pumpkin Prince. There, you will hear some startling stories sure to put a shiver up your spine!

All tickets £7.00 (Adults and Children)
Children aged 3 and under free, although event recommended for ages 4-9 years.

Full details and booking at


Samhain: An Evening Celebration – 2nd November, 20:00-23:00

Enjoy an evening of celebration exploring the origins of Halloween; the Celtic festival of Samhain. With the beginning of the ‘darker half’ of the year comes the opportunity to reflect on the past and to dream of new beginnings. Listen to ancient tales from renowned storyteller, Liz Weir and meet living history characters who will explore the many traditions associated with the time of year when the veil between this world and the Otherworld is considered to be at its thinnest. The evening will conclude with supper, accompanied by the sounds of local musicians.

Suitable for ages 12 and over. Pre-booking essential at

All tickets £14.00, recommended for ages 12 and over.