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A small group of religious stones which are about half a mile from Marown Old Church (St Runius). They date from 400 to 700 A.D. and bear the sign of the Cross. It is a typical memorial cairn of the Irish type.

The stone setting usually marks a shrine at the burial place of an early Christian saint and no doubt became a preaching place and penitential station.

More popular tradition states that it was from this spot that St. Patrick preached and consequently any person who sits in the ‘chair’ and rests his back against the incised Cross will never feel fatigue.

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St Patricks Chair © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

St Patricks Chair © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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We had a lovely walk up to this beautiful part of the Island yesterday.

Cashtal yn Ard is one of the best ancient monuments on the Isle of Man. It is one of three Neolithic tombs, dating from about 2000 BC. It is well preserved and one of the largest of its kind in the British Isles. The monument was originally a megalithic chambered Cairn holding five chambers and extending over 130 feet long. Sites of this type were used as communal burial places for Neolithic chieftains and their families.

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Cashtal yn Ard © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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