From the carvings, a vantage point now obscured by some trees offers a view across to a v-notch in the hills to the west. This photo, taken two weeks before the autumn equinox could perhaps be an indication that the equinox sunset may set in the notch. It must be said though that alignments from rock art to solar events are very speculative and controversial since it would be impossible to prove any intention on the part of the artists given the backsight is not a man-made feature.
There has been a lot of interest however in a very interesting phenomenon which occurs at the rock art site at Boheh, Co. Mayo, where the setting sun can be seen 'rolling' down the side of Croagh Patrick from the outcrop at certain times of the year. For more information, click here.