Cabragh : Stone Row or Alignment

CountyCork
Grid RefW 279 793
GPSW 27903 79271 (8m)
Longitude9° 2' 56.35" W
Latitude51° 57' 39.53" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCrookstown (20.1 Km)
OS Sheet79
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 4th April 2004

This area is very rich in monuments and this is one of the finest. Some reports I read said that there were six stones, four of which still stood while the other two lay on the ground nearby.

When I visited there were five standing and none lying around. The stones form an east-west aligned row on the top of a rounded platform. To the north and south low, rocky hills block the views. To the east and west is some spectacular scenery.

The stones that still stand don't seem to fit into any formula regarding the progression of their heights. The tallest stone is over 2m, one other is just under 2m and the others are all around 1.3m tall.

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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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