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Address: Ardboe, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 8676 6727

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A bit hard to find but well worth it

I was brought here by my brilliant hosts and now good friends when I was on holiday in July. I have always planned to see Ardboe cross and church when I was staying with friends... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
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Belfast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I was brought here by my brilliant hosts and now good friends when I was on holiday in July. I have always planned to see Ardboe cross and church when I was staying with friends in Dungannon but as found out it would have been difficult to get to by bus and i would have had to walk miles to... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I'd like to have this as my eternal resting space. Impressive altogether, but truly only worth it on a warm sunny day with maybe a pack lunch. If you're stuck for time though, I think twice about it. Great though for those new to photo - lots of interesting angles and lighting fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful find a super place to walk or sit amongst the graves and with the lough as a background the sound of the lough great place to be.

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The 6th century Cross is highly decorated & very well preserved. There are some interesting gravestones & Abbey ruins. It's a little out of the way, but worth a visit. Other reviewers mentioned swarms of mosquitoes, but we didn't see any at the end of May.

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Interesting, but tricky to find with poor signage and narrow roads. Ardboe High Cross, which dates to the ninth/tenth century AD, is all that now remains of a sixth century monastery, which was established at Arboe by St. Colman Muchaidhe. The monastery was burned in 1166, destroying any early wooden structures. Nonetheless, Ardboe endured as a centre for Christian worship,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Centuries old Celtic Cross overlooking Lough Neagh. National Treasure. Off the beaten tourist trail, you have to seek this out. No literature available but you can research it on line before or after your visit.

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1 Thank jackc510
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Ardboe Cross is a national monument dating from the tenth century. It was the first High Cross built in Ulster. Standing at 18.5 feet high and 3.5 feet wide, this is the original stone cross, placed here over one thousand years ago. The twenty-two panels depict Old Testament stories and New Testament scenes. There are also remains of a church... More 

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McHenry, IL
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130 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Interesting ancient stone carving, by an historic cemetery and an enormous lake. Nice place to visit, but the bugs are awful (cows grazing nearby).

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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Nice historical site, on the lough shore, and easy to find just off the road. Remote location, nearby village with amenities.

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Belfast
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49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

This big old cross is an interesting piece of history. Handy if you spot it on your way through but there's not much else there so I wouldn't recommend going out of your way for it

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