'Glencolmcille - station 13' : Cross Pillar

TownlandGannew and Curreen
Grid RefG 537 849
GPSG 53734 84882 (3m)
Longitude8° 43' 4.36" W
Latitude54° 42' 35.23" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCarrick (8.1 Km)
OS Sheet10
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Glencolumbkille - Gleanncholmcille - Monastic Settlement
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Visit Notes

Thursday, 1st January 2004

This station is close to the Garda station at a t-junction. It is a small, low cairn with a 1.6m cross-pillar set on it. The west face is plain, with all the decoration appearing on the east face - this station is approached from the east in the Turas. Like most of the pillars here it is a schist slab.

The design comprises of three circular motifs arranged down its face and linked by a single line. Above this is a cross surrounded by a grid-type decoration.

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Wednesday, 28th July 2010

Uta and myself stopped here on the way out of Glencolmcille heading back for the campsite at Crolly. I really like this stone, but I do worry about its roadside position - one day a car or lorry will take it out. I took the opportunity to take some 3D photos of the pillar to see how well they worked.

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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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