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Rolling Sun of Croagh Patrick

23/08/2020 @ 8:00 am - 24/08/2020 @ 10:00 pm

A beautiful annual spectacle watched over by the boheh rock, dating from between 4,000 and 2500 BC but how was it discovered and what is its meaning?

On August 24 a most amazing phenomenon known as the “rolling sun” can be witnessed in the west of Ireland on Croagh Patrick, the holy mountain of Saint Patrick in County Mayo. If the summit of the mountain is clear the sun can be observed to set on the peak and then appear to roll down the north-western flank of the mountain.


23/08/2020 @ 8:00 am
24/08/2020 @ 10:00 pm
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Croagh Patrick
Croagh Patrick Mayo Ireland + Google Map