'The Three Friars' : Stone Row or Alignment

TownlandBallynoony West
Grid RefS 605 276
Longitude7° 6' 39.98" W
Latitude52° 23' 48.07" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMullinavat (5.1 Km)
OS Sheet76
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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The Three Friars - Boulder BurialThe Three Friars - Holy Well
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 9th December 2001

When you go looking for these the OS map says that they should be at the base of a hill, but when you get there they stand proud and gleaming white on the hill top. The first impression is that they are quartz, but when you get close they are whitewashed.

Where the OS map marks the stone row location there seems to be a well instead.

These three stones are very similar to the nearby stone row at Whitechurch (County Wexford). They are arranged in height order with the tallest being about 1.2 m. The smallest is around 90 cm.

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From Mullinavat take the R704 east. After 5km or so you will see these stones on a hill to the right.

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A Selection of Other Stone Rows or Alignments

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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