Ballinlough : Standing Stone

Grid RefR 993 747
GPSR 99299 74731 (5m)
Longitude8° 0' 37.44" W
Latitude52° 49' 24.97" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownToomyvara (3.4 Km)
OS Sheet59
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Ballinlough - Barrow
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 20th November 2005

This is a nice standing stone. Shame it's right on the roadside! It stands an impressive 2.2m tall and was obviously used by travellers as a way marker as several meet here.

The stone must be closely associated with the nearby barrow as a line from this stone through the centre of the barrow passes over a stone set into its perimeter and on towards a prominent vally to the southeast.

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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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