St Patrick’s Day events

The Armagh Observatory and the Armagh Public Library are working together on St Patrick’s Day to provide an afternoon of guided tours and participative events as part of the celebrations in St Patrick’s City of Armagh.

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St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral will be open from 12.30pm to 3.00pm, followed by Choral Evensong from 3.15pm to 4.00pm.  (www.stpatricks-cathedral.org)

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The Armagh Public Library and No5 Vicars’ Hill, the former Registry, will be open to visitors from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.

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Those with an interest in astronomy may have a tour of the Armagh Observatory’s Human Orrery, just south of the main Observatory building, and a tour of the Astropark.  These tours will begin at 2.00pm and 3.15pm respectively. From 3.15pm to 4.00pm, there will be a guided tour of the Observatory’s Astropark, led by one of the astronomers.  (www.arm.ac.uk)

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If the sky is clear, there will be stargazing and views of Comet PANSTARRS at No 5 Vicars’ Hill, beginning at 6.45pm.

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Attendance at these St Patrick’s Day events is free, but to help us gauge interest please contact the Armagh Observatory in order to obtain tickets.  Please write, telephone or e-mail: Mrs Aileen McKee, Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG; Tel: 028-3752-2928; Fax: 028-3752-7174; e-mail: ambn@arm.ac.uk.