Ardboe is a village in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The village lies within the Cookstown District Council area and is part of a local civil parish that also includes Moortown. It is known for being home to one of Ulster's finest high crosses.
The village lies near Cookstown in a rural area of Co. Tyrone. The name comes from the Irish meaning “place of the high cow”. Legend claims that an ancient monastery on the site was built from the milk of a magic cow that emerged from Lough Neagh.
In 1940, the Royal Air Force drew up plans to develop the Cluntoe Airfield. This changed the rural landscape forever.
Barry Devlin, a screenwriter, and member of the band Horslips hails from the area and wrote the BBC drama ‘My Mother And Other Strangers’ based on stories from the United States Army Air Force’s time in Co. Tyrone.
Places of Interest
The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the area's Second World War heritage.