Keadeen : Standing Stone

CountyWicklow
Grid RefS 945 896
GPSS 94465 89611 (7m)
Longitude6° 35' 39.97" W
Latitude52° 56' 56.46" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKiltegan (5 Km)
OS Sheet62
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Keadeen - Stone Circle
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 5th December 2004

It was actually this 1.5m tall standing stone that brought me up this boggy slope in the first place. Its relationship with Boleycarrigeen (County Wicklow) intrigued me. What I discovered here was beyond my expectations.

From this spot Boleycarrigeen would be visible across the valley if it wasn't surrounded by trees. More than that though it appears that this standing stone is in fact an outlier to an axial stone circle that has, up until now, been considered to be a possible hut site (see Keadeen (County Wicklow)).

I wasn't really able to take in what must be great views because of low cloud in every direction, but the atmosphere here felt great. This westward facing slope has a real feeling of isolation about it that is so hard to find tese days.

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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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