Boheh Stone facts for kids
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Irish: Cathaoir Phádraig
|St. Patrick's Chair|
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County Mayo, Ireland
|Area||4 m2 (43 sq ft)|
|Elevation||102 m (335 ft)|
|Height||2 m (6 ft 7 in)|
|Owner||Mayo County Council|
|Official name: Boheh Rock Art|
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.
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.
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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