Stoolery Hill : Standing Stone

CountyClare
Grid RefR 077 968
Longitude9° 22' 31.48" W
Latitude53° 0' 50.32" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownLisdoonvarna (6 Km)
OS Sheet51
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Monday, 7th June 2004

It would be nice if this happened every day ... Wake up, stick head out of tent (or house) and see an unrecorded standing stone on top of a hill!

This stone is not marked on the OS map, but there is a ring barrow marked, so the two could be connected. It would appear to be around 3m tall (judging by the cow that was standing next to it) and rectangular in section.

It is located on the highest point of a ridge formed by low, gently curving hills that increase in height from north to south.

We had to break camp and move off early, so I didn't have enough time to climb the rather steep looking hill to take a closer look. Now I know it's there I can plan to do so when I next stay in the area.

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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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