Kilbunny : Bullaun Stone

CountyWaterford
Grid RefS 482 135
GPSS 48225 13494 (5m)
Longitude7° 17' 36.46" W
Latitude52° 16' 16.08" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCarrick-On-Suir (11.8 Km)
OS Sheet75
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Kilbunny - Church
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 5th March 2006

Standing in front of the doorway are two fine bullaun stones . One of the bullauns is an unusual kidney shape about 50cm long and 25cm wide. The other is more conventionally round and about 40cm across.

Both stones are free-standing and measure approximately 1m across and 50cm deep.

A small, man made, hemi-spherical depression used as decoration on stones, usually no more than a few centimetres in diameter. They are quite often found with one or more rings around them.

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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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