Garryduff : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefS 751 179
Longitude6° 53' 55.68" W
Latitude52° 18' 27.77" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownNew Ross (10.3 Km)
OS Sheet76
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 9th December 2001

This stone took some spotting over the hedge because it is under a tree propped up against the bank/hedge.

It is truly enormous measuring 1.4 m in diameter. It has three large (20 cm) bullauns diagonally across its large surface. I thought that there may have been the starts of two more that would have made it look like the five side on a die.

One of its cup was full of leaves and the other is slightly buried.

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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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