Creevaghbaun : Holy Well

Grid RefM 492 494
GPSM 49247 49438
Longitude8° 45' 53.17" W
Latitude53° 29' 33.01" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTaum (6.5 Km)
OS Sheet46
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 27th March 2005

This well is surrounded by a 2m high wall and stands just 10m from an alledged sweathouse ( Creevaghbaun (County Galway)). The well is circular with the water just below ground level and full of water weed. The wall has an entrance to the east and a bench or shlef going around its inner face.

Opposite the entrance is a slab with a worn effigy and an unreadable inscription.

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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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