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When I want to know who I am there is one place I always go: Ardboe Cross. The ancient High Crosses of Ireland were carved between 800AD and 1200AD and were commissioned by wealthy landowners as gifts to monasteries. They were used for teaching and ceremonial purposes.
There are as many different ways of thinking of Irishness as there are people on this island and every one of them is as valid as the next but for those of us who are only a generation or two from the land the, whole concept of being Irish must include something of nature and our culture. I cannot abide being away from Ireland. After two weeks I get homesick. So what is it about Ardboe Cross in rural Co. Tyrone and its setting that is so special to me? ...
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