Ballinaclogh South : Standing Stone

Grid RefS 550 041
GPSS 54955 04131 (5m)
Longitude7° 11' 47.01" W
Latitude52° 11' 10.89" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTramore (3.5 Km)
OS Sheets75, 76
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 27th August 2006

This 2.2m tall stone has a curious profile. When viewed from the south it looks like someone 'giving the finger'. I assume that someone tried to destroy the stone at some time, because the top is very jagged, while the rest of the stone is very smooth.

To the southeast of the stone there is a bulbous rocky outcrop (now hidden trees) that is very similar to the one that can be seen from Knockeen (County Waterford).

The farmer was happy enough for me to visit the stone, but the bullocks that share the field with the stone weren't too happy for me to be there.

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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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