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Navan Fort (Old Irish: Emain Macha ([ˈeṽənʲ ˈṽaxə]), Modern Irish: Eamhain Mhacha ([ˈaw̃nʲ ˈw̃axə])) is an ancient monument in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.

According to tradition it was one of the great royal sites of pre-Christian Gaelic Ireland and the capital of the Ulaid.

Severed heads of their enemies were said to be kept here.

It is a large circular enclosure—marked by a bank and ditch—with a circular mound and the remains of a ring barrow in the middle.

Archeological investigations show that there were once buildings on the site,

including a huge roundhouse-like structure.

The site is believed to have had a pagan ceremonial purpose.

According to the Oxford Dictionary of Celtic Mythology, “the [Eamhain Mhacha] of myth and legend is a far grander and mysterious place than archeological excavation supports”

The name Eamhain Mhacha is thought to mean “the pair of Macha” or “the twins of Macha”. ‘Navan’ is an anglicisation of the Irish An Eamhain.

Sometimes associated with the myth of the Wild Irish Girl.

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