The Navan Research Group (NRG) was formed in the spring of 1986, when quarrying threatened to destroy the archaeological remains of Navan Fort (Emain Macha), Ulster’s ancient capital. The campaign that focussed attention on the imminent threat to the site aroused massive public interest at the time.
The various members of the NRG, drawn from the Queen’s University, the Historic Monuments and Buildings branch of the NI Department of the Environment, and the Ulster Museum, all shared a research interest in the Navan complex and related monuments.
The primary functions of the NRG are to coordinate and undertake research into the Navan complex and related monuments, promote and assist the research of others who are similarly engaged, and to inform both their colleagues and the general public of current research.
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