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Boheh Stone
Native name
Irish: Cathaoir Phádraig
St. Patrick's Chair
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Type Rock art
Location Boheh, Aughagower,
County Mayo, Ireland
Area 4 m2 (43 sq ft)
Elevation 102 m (335 ft)
Height 2 m (6 ft 7 in)
Built 3800–2000 BC
Owner Mayo County Council
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Boheh Rock Art
Reference no. 296

The Boheh Stone, also called St. Patrick's Chair. is a piece of rock art a and National Monument located in County Mayo, Ireland.


The Boheh Stone lies 6.4 km (4 mi) SSW of Westport.


The stone is believed to have been carved as early as 3800 BC.

This stone was later Christianised and called St Patrick’s Chair. It was made a waypoint on Tóchar Phádraig, a pilgrimage route; formerly this path led from Rathcroghan to Croagh Patrick.

The "rolling sun" phenomenon was rediscovered in 1989–92 by Gerry Bracken. A new panel of carving was found in 2014 by Michael Gibbons.


The Boheh Stone is one of the finest examples of Neolithic rock art in Ireland, covered in many cup and ring marks and keyhole motifs; about 250 petroglyphs in total. It is a natural outcrop flecked with quartz.

Rolling sun

Twice a year (April 18 and August 24 by the Gregorian calendar), from the vantage point at the Boheh Stone, the sun can be seen to set at the summit of Croagh Patrick (7.1 km / 4.4 mi to the WNW) and appears to roll down its northern shoulder.

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