Armagh Student Guide

Posted at: 10:55 am,  09/02/2016

Location:

Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland. It has a population of roughly 14,749 according to the most recent figures. It was however given city status in 1994 and lord mayoralty some 18 years later in 2012 by Queen Elizabeth II.

Culture:

There only seems to be one cinema in Armagh, which is the Omniplex, where you’ll be able to see any recent films with “stadium seating”. For those intersted in Film, check out our Film Studies and Film-making degree guide.

There is a museum available to people too, in the form of the Armagh County Museum, which is open 10:00 am until 17:00 pm, which is well versed in all of the histories of Armagh and houses many collections that are always changing. As well as the County Museum there is also The Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum which is open from 10:00 am until 16:00 pm, although they do close for lunch too.

There’s a fair share of people that have come from Armagh as well such as; Daragh Carville, Patrick Magee, Colin Morgan and Charles Wood.

Nightlife:

If you’re going to university in Armagh, you’ll want to know what it has to offer. Luckily for you, Armagh has a plethora of places available in the rich and vibrant nightlife in the city including:

The Hole in the Wall Bar Armagh is a very popular place with the locals and is the perfect venue to watch sport, whether it’s football, rugby or UFC, all the sporting moments can be seen here! Check out the best univerities for sport, rated by students themselves!

Red Ned’s is a great place to visit as an alternative to the to other bars, a great atmosphere and a perfect place for a perfect pint.

Keegan’s Bar all of which score very highly on TripAdvisor and all received rave reviews from people that have been patrons – highly recommend.

Activities:

Although festivals are in short supply in Armagh, there is The Charles Wood Summer School Festival for those looking to see the music coming out of Armagh and are intersted in studing a music degree, it could be the perfect place! There are many events such as the Der Tag exhibition at the The Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum as well as a guided city tour provided by Armagh Visitor Information Centre.

Transport:

There are no airports in Armagh, but there are a number of bus routes that can be taken for people looking into the potential transport routes of the city; this is one of the drawbacks. Unlike cities like London where tubes and trains are all very prevalent, Armagh is unfortunately not doing the same thing. The Armagh Train Station was closed down in, although there are on-going talks to re-open to the railway station and create a line going directly to Dublin.

 


The Mall Shopping Centre

The modern shopping centre is home to a number of retail shops, bars, restaurants and much more. Do not forget to bring your student discount card, to receive offers and discounts in-store. Numerous events are held here every year, make sure you check regularly what is going on so you do not miss anything!

Lurgaboy Adventure Centre

The adventure centre is full of different activities, which is ideal for groups of people. There is a zip wire to stretches to nearly 400m! Other activities available are; raft building, leap of faith, archery, balance beams and much more!