'Our Lady's Well' : Holy Well

TownlandInishcealtra
CountyClare
Grid RefR 699 849
GPSR 69863 84978 (7m)
Longitude8° 26' 52.98" W
Latitude52° 54' 53.45" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMountshannon (2.4 Km)
OS Sheet58
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Holy Island - Inishcealtra - Lake or Island
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 3rd July 2005

Down by the shores of the lough on the east side of the island is this small round well enclosure. A narrow entrance on the shoreward side allows access to the algae encrusted water within. Frankly I wouldnt try drinking this water!

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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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