This is the place where St Patrick is said to have founded a religious establishment in the 5th century. Standing impressively at the end of the village is the six metres tall cross, dating from the 9th century. It is one of Ulsterâ€™s finest Early Christian monuments.
A stone pillar stands in the churchyard to the great Hugh Oâ€™Neill, erected by one of his descendants, a professor of Aberdeen University. The Bardic Theatre Group put on performances and host other events at their theatre space on the edge of the village.