Cookstown

Ardboe Old Cross

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Cookstown, Tyrone,
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A 10th Century Cross situated on a rocky height on the shores of Lough Neagh. It is a national ...

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 and abbey here. The abbey was founded by Saint Coleman in 590 and the church built during the sixteenth century.