Ballycloghduff : Carved Figure

Grid RefN 178 432
Longitude7° 43' 55.64" W
Latitude53° 26' 18.94" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMoate (4.9 Km)
OS Sheet48
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 16th November 2003

What can I say about this figure other than it's a little man holding a key in one hand and his penis in the other. Most unusual!

He is now, quite wonderfully, mounted in somebody's gatepost. I wonder when the postman stopped smiling everytime he drove past. I wonder if the owners have yet. I wouldn't have done!

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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. Turn left here. The road bends to the right and then turns sharply left. The figure is on the gatepost on this bend.

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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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