The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail is hosting a guided walk and talk to the Boheh Stone on Monday 24th August at 7.30pm, come and witness the amazing “Rolling Sun”. Come and immerse yourself in Mayo’s pre-historic culture and view the BohehStone, a unique Neolithic feature.
The townland of Boheh, Co. Mayo (which contains the Boheh Stone), contains this remarkable example of prehistoric rock art. The Boheh Stone dates to the Neolithic (4000-2500BC). The stone can be found along a narrow side road, hidden away behind a derelict house and unkempt vegetation, it is a large natural outcrop of rock known as ‘St. Patrick’s Chair’. Upon its surface (spread out over 4 m2) over 250 individual petroglyphs are carved. They take the form of isolated cup, cup and rings and keyhole archaeological motifs and altogether form a fascinating spectacle when viewed in the right seasonal and lighting conditions.
Some of the markings bear close resemblance to those found at New Grange, Knowth and Dowth in County Meath, indicating a Neolithic culture pervading the island of Ireland. Weather permitting you may be treated to the prehistoric equivalent of a light show. Standing at Boheh Rock/St. Patrick’s Chair on the 24th August, looking west, the sun appears to set right on the peak of Croagh Patrick itself. Not only that, but it then subsequently appears, to an observer standing at theBoheh stone, that the sun rolls down the north side of the conical peak itself, revealing the phenomenal ‘rolling sun’ effect .
Come and join local archaeologists to hear about this site and (weather permitting!) experience the amazing “Rolling Sun” phenomenon. This is a moderate walk of 2 kilometers and is open to everyone, meeting and registration at Brackloon Community Centre at 7.30pm.
The Brackloon Community Centre is situated 7km outside Westport on the Westport/Leenane road (the N59). Brackloon is on the N59. Pass through Knappagh and approx 7km/5miles, just past the Liscarney crossroads, the community centre is on the left .Refreshments will be served at the community centre with a brief talk before setting off the Boheh Stone. A cover charge of 5 euro will be applied. For Information Contact – Greg/Willie at Clogher Office – 094 9030687/094 9360891 or email info@