'St. Berrihert's Kyle' : High Cross

Grid RefR 948 287
GPSR 94782 28692 (10m)
Longitude8° 4' 36.07" W
Latitude52° 24' 35.34" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTipperary (8.9 Km)
OS Sheet74
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Kilberrihert - Holy Well
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 15th February 2004

St. Berrihert's Kyle is a small, fairly modern enclosure, that is the home to around 70 cross-slabs and the head of a high cross. The high cross remains are mounted above a cross base that has a bullaun at one corner with its turn stone in place.

Many offerings are scattered about the shelved wall, mainly around the cross head, which bears a marigold motif at its centre and one arm shows either Jacob and the Angel or two wrestlers as can also be seen at Durrow (County Offaly) to name but one. The slabs vary from plain to quite ornately decorated and the trees around and about have ribbons and offerings tied to them.

The site is far from the beaten track and exudes tranquility and harmony. Most people who visit here seem to miss the real reason for this site having been built here and that is the well a few hundred yards away (see sub-site).

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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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