Tuesday, August 07, 2007

British Army closes shop in South Armagh

In a sign of just how far Northern Ireland has come, and one of hope for just about every area of conflict around the world, the British Army has completed it's Northern Ireland stand-down. The last installations to close were in the legendary "Bandit Country" of South Armagh.

Interestingly, and equally hopeful, tourism is now the big business in South Armagh. And not "Troubles" tourism, but legit cultural tourism. I did not know how important County Armagh is in the history of Christianity in Ireland.

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