A bid to secure Navan Fort on the Royal Sites of Ireland’s place on the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage status is currently underway.
The Royal Sites of Ireland are a group of six unique collectives of largely prehistoric monuments and sites associated in early medieval including the Navan Fort.
A dedicated website www.royalsites.ie has been launched with information about the Tentative List application. People are being asked to feed into the process by taking a short online survey.
Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Kevin Savage, said:
“Navan Fort also known as Emain Macha is one of Ireland’s most famous and important archaeological sites. It is viewed as the ancient capital of Ulster, home of the Red Branch Knights and the seat of the High Kings of Ulster.
“We want to continue highlighting Navan’s ancient history and the significant part it plays as one of the Royal Sites in Ireland.
“We are encouraging local communities and anyone interested in the process to have their say by completing the online survey by the end of May.