Traces of Saint Patrick in Westport, History of Co. Mayo

Near Westport, at Aughaval graveyard, there is another trace of Patrick. At the left of the stile into the graveyard a stone with a round hollow stands. It is said the Saint knelt on it .

The stone is called ‘Gloonpatrick or Patrick’s Knee’. Tradition tells the stone never goes dry.

At 10km south of Westport and 7km from Croagh Patrick the Boheh Stone stands. It is covered by cup and ring markings and believed to date to the Bronze Age.

It is located along the pilgrimage route Tochar Phadraic and at a later stage was Christianised and called St Patrick’s Chair after the Saint.