As the first high cross built in Ulster and also the tallest in Northern Ireland, it is given due respect as a national monument. One can also discover the remains of a 16th century church and an abbey established by Saint Coleman in the graveyard in 590. However, the highlight of this heritage site that delights history lovers is its 3.5 feet wide and 18.5 feet high stone which was originally a part of a monastery.
Although much of its beauty has been diminished over the years, Ardboe Old Cross is still famous and is one of the most photographed high crosses in Ireland. However, the hill on which it is located has not yet suffered the onslaught of visitors and thus, retains its pristine peacefulness. This place attracts attention of innumerable people every year, especially those interested history and religion