Cú Chulainn’s Challenge

Navan Fort or Eamhain Mhacha is a place of of epic tales where great heroes have been made. But the heroes of Eamhain Mhacha are in trouble – King Conor Mac Neasa and his Red Branch Knights are under a spell at the top of the mound. Only a warrior like Cú Chulainn, can help them to escape, but Cú Chulainn is away fighting!

Cú Chulainn’s Challenge is a free app for iPhone and Android phones and tablets with GPS & 3G for visitors to Navan Fort. Cú Chulainn’s Challenge is an adventure game for children that explores the rich mythological heritage of Navan Fort / Eamhain Mhacha. This atmospheric app is available in English and Irish and uses video and audio to recount the heroic tales of Setanta/ Cú Chulainn.

Cú Chulainn’s Challenge game

King Conor and the Red branch Knights are trapped at the top of the mound. You need to  find six of Cú Chulainn’s belongings to free the men. Avoid Queen Meabh and her spies who are located around the mound and outside the fort or they will take Cú Chulainn’s belongings from you.

1. Start the game at the Navan Visitor’s Centre or at the entrance to Navan Fort, where Cathbhadh, your guide, is waiting to greet you.

Cú Chulainn's Challenge map
Cú Chulainn’s Challenge map
2. Go up onto the fort to find Cú Chulainn’s belongings, they are marked on the map with Celtic symbols.
Cú Chulainn's bridle bit
Cú Chulainn’s bridle bit
3. When you find an item, Cathbhadh will tell you why Cú Chulainn treasures it.
Queen Méabh
Watch out for Queen Méabh
4. Don’t try to go up onto the mound or stray out of the fort until you have collected all six items because Méabh and her spies are waiting for you. If they catch you, they will take away your items and you will have to start all over again.
The mound at Navan Fort
The mound at Navan Fort
5. When you have collected all six items, Cathbhadh will guide you to the mound, where you will receive your reward.

Find out more about the making of Cú Chulainn’s Challenge app.

Home screen of Cú Chulainn's Challenge app
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The heroes of Eamhain Mhacha are in trouble, only a warrior as great as Cú Chulainn can help them to escape. Explore Navan Fort to find Cú Chulainn’s weapons and tools to break Macha’s spell and free King Conor and his men.


NB: You need to be at Navan Fort/Eamhain Mhacha to play the game.

The mound at Navan Fort, Armagh