Waterstown : Cross

Grid RefS 888 827
Longitude6° 40' 50.12" W
Latitude52° 53' 16.41" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKiltegan (5.3 Km)
OS Sheet61
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 26th October 2003

This is marked as an old graveyard, but looking into the many rabbit holes you can see that it is probably a cairn that has been Christianised.

On top of the mound are two crosses, one is large (2m high) with a solid wheel and the other is very small with a high relief crucifixion on it. The latter has lost its arms, but there is a trefoil design above the carving.

There were no traces of the holed stone reported to have been on this site.

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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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