Grallagh : Holy Well

Grid RefO 107 564
GPSO 10720 56410 (5m)
Longitude6° 19' 46.06" W
Latitude53° 32' 45.35" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownGarristown (4.2 Km)
OS Sheet43
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 4th June 2006

The OS map incorrectly shows the well to be 150m or so south of the church. It is actually in the graveyard. The well house is built to look like a temple shrine, with a high-pitched roof. Steps lead down to the water.

At the entrance to the graveyard there is a large boulder, which is catalogued as a 'holy stone', but I don't know any more than that about it.

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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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