Emlagh : High Cross

CountyRoscommon
Grid RefM 700 774
GPSM 69953 77389 (6m)
Longitude8° 27' 19.7" W
Latitude53° 44' 42.88" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCastlerea (3 Km)
OS Sheet39
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 27th March 2005

Three sections of cross shaft, some odd fragments and a cross head are all that remain of an obscure monastic settlement here at Emlagh.

The pieces represent the remains of two crosses. These are mounted upon a stone dias in the middle of a field. The Celtic knot pattern decoration on the shafts is quite exquisite. The cross head is carved with stone bosses, but does not have a ring.

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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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