The Armagh Ambassadors spent a morning which can only be described as an out-of-this-world experience on their visit to the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium on Tuesday 16th February. They embarked on a voyage of scientific discovery which began in the gardens of the Observatory and ended in the outer reaches of the exploding universe. Oh yes, and on the way they also built and launched their own rockets and listened to the stars!
This week has seen the Armagh Ambassadors feature on both TV and radio. The Irish TV channel interviewed two of our ambassadors, Malachy O’Neill and Caoimhe Toner at the launch of the programme earlier this month. Click here to watch “Armagh Matters” which was broadcast on Tuesday evening – the Armagh Ambassador section starts at 12 minutes. Continue reading
Visiting the oldest inhabited hill in Armagh starts with the best view of the city. We didn’t need the icy wind to take our breath away as the view is more than capable of doing that and allowed us to see why Archbishop Robinson loved this city and walking around the Church of Ireland Cathedral you get a sense of why St Patrick had previously chosen this hill for his Ecclesiastical Capital – a title still held by Armagh City today. Walking around this ancient site with the bells ringing in the history from the grave of High King Brian Boru to the oldest Public Library, there is no escaping the sense of all those who have went before. Continue reading
When we go on holiday, we can spend some of our break visiting a range of tourist attractions such as museums, art galleries and stately homes to find out more about the country we are visiting. There are “must visit” places on our bucket list before we travel back home and we make the time to visit them.
When we are back home, do we take time to visit the tourist attractions on our doorstep? Sadly not always. There may be places on our “local bucket list” but we don’t always manage to take time out of our busy schedule to visit them.
The Armagh Ambassador Programme officially kicked off last week at the Armagh Planetarium. This ground-breaking initiative is being pioneered by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council to showcase the wide range of arts, culture, heritage and visitor attractions which are available at the very heart of Armagh.