'St. Manchan's' : Holy Well

TownlandLemanaghan
CountyOffaly
Grid RefN 172 269
GPSN 17231 26930 (9m)
Longitude7° 44' 29.66" W
Latitude53° 17' 32.68" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMoate (11.6 Km)
OS Sheet48
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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St. Manchan's - Lemanaghan - Church
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 20th June 2004

Set just off the trackway is St. Manch?n's Well. This is now set in a modern surround. Steps lead down 2m to the water.

An old ash tree presides over the well and the ivy-clad walls and base of the ash tree are used to leave offerings to the spirits of the well.

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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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