Durrow : Holy Well

CountyOffaly
Grid RefN 322 308
Longitude7° 31' 0.06" W
Latitude53° 19' 35.36" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKilbeggan (4.8 Km)
OS Sheet48
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Durrow - High Cross
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 16th November 2003

Nestled in the woods to the northeast of the church is an odd pile of stones. Amongst these there are several pieces of sculptural masonry.

If you walk around to the northof these stones you find the well. Some steps lead down to a shallow looking pool that is actually within the pile of stones. Above the little doorway there is an inscribed plaque, but this is fairly unreadable.

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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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