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Palace Demesne Park

For more than two centuries, from 1770 to 1975, the Palace Demesne played host to the Archbishops of the Church of Ireland. The Place and its surrounding parkland comprises of some 300 acres, and was a creation of Archbishop Richard Robinson.
The walks around the Demesne, which have recently been extended to include a walk through the adjoining forested area, vary in both distance and difficulty, taking you from the Friary to the meadows at the back of the park and around the Palace Gardens.
The Palace’s hidden gem is the ‘Garden of the Senses’. A wonderful experience, accessible to all and made up of five linked areas to test the five senses. There is also a seated area to relax and let the world go by.
In 2012, Armagh City and District Council (who now inhabit the main Palace building) offered the opportunity to lease the restaurant in the surrounding of the Georgian stables building set within the grounds.
Husband and wife duo Sean and Ramune Farnan opened the Moody Boar in late 2012 and its success has seen it noted in the Michelin Guide.
Other facilities within the grounds include a large children’s play area, the stables and a dog pound which you can visit and maybe offer to give a dog a good home.

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