'Clochstuckagh' : Standing Stone

TownlandMoyvoughley
CountyWestmeath
Grid RefN 186 431
Longitude7° 43' 12.32" W
Latitude53° 26' 15.61" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMoate (4.7 Km)
OS Sheet48
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 16th November 2003

I was actually here looking for the rather rude little figure in the neighbouring townland of Ballycloghduff (County Westmeath) and so stopped off briefly to check out this stone. I wasn't in the mood to walk through a field full of cows to reach this magnificent looking stone and so settled for a photo from the road, whilst making a note to come back another day.

The stone stands very proudly on a ridge and looks like a huge tombstone with its rounded top. I would guess that it is easily 3m high. Worth coming back for a proper look.

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Directions

From the west end of Moate follow the signs for the Heritage Park. Continue past the park and continue straight on at the first crossroads after 900m (these are easy to miss). Pass the first turning to the right and then bear right. After another 600m you will come to a small cluster of houses. Continue around to the right and pass a turning to the right. The stone is 300m past this junction on the right.

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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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