Cinema, Gaelic football, hurling and world-class theatre and drama: there’s something for everyone with our entertainment roundup.
Entertainment in Armagh
If you want to catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster, you’ll need to head to the Omniplex Cinema close to the Market Place Theatre on Market Square. The four-screen cinema has a large pick’n’mix sweet section, disabled seating and 3D facilities.
Gaelic Athletic Association
The GAA is the Gaelic Athletic Association, with the Armagh GAA overseeing the Gaelic games in the county including hurling, Gaelic football, Gaelic handball and rounders. Gaelic football and hurling are the two most popular sports.
Gaelic football runs during the summer months from May onwards and features two teams of 15 players who play on a rectangular pitch. Points are scored by punching or kicking the ball (which is round and heavier than a football) into the goal and between the posts above the crossbar.
Hurling, which dates back over 4,000 years, also includes two teams of 15 and is a mix of netball and hockey. Players score points by using a hurling stick to hit a small ball between the goalposts, either over or under the bar. Players can also use a hand-pass for short-range passing and carry the ball for up to four steps. Hurling games can take place year-round, with both Gaelic football and hurling played at the 18,500-capacity Athletic Grounds in Armagh
Covering ballet, comedy, drama, pantomimes, family events, live music and more, the Market Place Theatre And Arts Centre is the leading cultural space in Armagh. As well as the main 400-capacity auditorium, the Market Place also has a smaller 120-seat studio space, workshop and a bustling bar and restaurant open through the week.