St Patrick’s Chair

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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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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 leacht 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 fatique.

Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Write comment” below or by logging onto my Facebook Page enjoy – Click on any of the images for a larger view.

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

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

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