Toureen Peacaun : Church

Grid RefS 005 285
GPSS 00534 28543 (10m)
Longitude7° 59' 31.75" W
Latitude52° 24' 30.61" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCaher (5.8 Km)
OS Sheet74
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Beakan's Cell - Toureen Peacaun - Bullaun StoneToureen Peakaun - Holy Well
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 15th February 2004

Set in an idyllic location this early Christian site really does offer a good place to 'get away from it all'.

The church has a nice east window with some shallow Romanesqe decoration. On the inside of the east wall a number of cross-slab fragments have been mounted. These show up very well if you are here around midday.

Between the church and the gate are the remains of several crosses, the main segment being the tapered shaft of the Great East Cross. To be honest none of the monuments in this part of the site are all that spectacular, but the little well down the track and the bullaun in the next field are quite lovely.

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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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