Ballyvennaght : Standing Stone

CountyAntrim
Grid RefD 201 372
Longitude6° 6' 54.4" W
Latitude55° 10' 2.47" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCushendun (6.6 Km)
OS Sheet5
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 20th July 2003

Amazingly enough this is the only site marked on the OS map in this very busy townland!

The stone stands at the top of a steep bank (almost a cliff) and does it quite proudly. After the joys of the portal tombs nearby, walking over to this stone seemed like it would be an anti-climax and so I will visit it properly when I return to find the other two portal tombs in Ballyvennaght.

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About Coordinates Displayed

This is an explanation of (and a bit of a disclaimer for) the coordinates I provide.

Where a GPS figure is given this is the master for all other coordinates. According to my Garmin these are quite accurate.

Where there is no GPS figure the 6 figure grid reference is master for the others. This may not be very accurate as it could have come from the OS maps and could have been read by eye. Consequently, all other cordinates are going to have inaccuracies.

The calculation of Longitude and Latitude uses an algorithm that is not 100% accurate. The long/lat figures are used as a basis for calculating the UTM & ITM coordinates. Consequently, UTM & ITM coordinates are slightly out.

UTM is a global coordinate system - Universal Transverse Mercator - that is at the core of the GPS system.

ITM is the new coordinate system - Irish Transverse Mercator - that is more accurate and more GPS friendly than the Irish Grid Reference system. This will be used on the next generation of Irish OS maps.

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