Ballincollig Heritage Festival
By Playground, Regional Park, Ballincollig, Co. Cork County
23 August, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
A guided 2 km walk to the Neolithic Boheh Stone, where one can also witness (weather permitting) the Rolling Sun phenomenon - when the sun appears to roll down the side of Croagh Patrick.
The Boheh Stone, which dates from the Neolithic period (4000-2500BC), is covered in carvings, some of which bear close resemblance to those found at New Grange, Knowth and Dowth in County Meath. Standing at the Boheh Stone between the 22nd and the 24th of August, looking west, the sun seems to set right on the peak of Croagh Patrick, it then subsequently appears that the sun rolls down the north side of the conical peak itself, revealing the phenomenal ‘rolling sun’ effect.