Knockcurraghbola Crowlands : Standing Stone

Grid RefR 943 594
GPSR 94274 59407 (9m)
Longitude8° 5' 4.86" W
Latitude52° 41' 9.08" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBorrisoleigh (11.4 Km)
OS Sheet66
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Friday, 31st December 2004

Now it's just possible that this stone was originally from one of the nearby tombs, but I don't think so. Its shape and east-west alignment along the valley say otherwise. This stone is not marked on the OS map and so was a bit of a bonus.

The stone is shaped like a spearhead with the point snapped off and stands 1m or so tall. The huge puddle by its base indicate that it is used as a scratching post these days and I'm surprised it's still standing to be honest.

It stands in the saddle of a low spur which leads to the raised area where I spotted another monument that is not on the OS map.

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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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