Bobsville : Rock Art

CountyMeath
Grid RefN 615 744
GPSN 61507 74365
Longitude7° 4' 5.84" W
Latitude53° 42' 55.13" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownOldcastle (8.6 Km)
OS Sheet42
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Visit Notes

Sunday, 12th November 2006

County Meath is rich with rock art. There's so much that I'd never heard of this example until recently. The decoration is simple - just cupmarks - but it covers a large proportion of one side of a 2m x 1m slab. The stone stands in the corner of a very peculiar cemetery, which is undoubtedly old (see sub-sites). It is peculiar because the graves are all set into a round, raised mound about 40m in diameter. Was this a passage tomb? Did the decorated stone originate from within it?

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Marked Sites

Directions

From Kells take the R163 towards Oldcastle. About 9km from Kells take a right turn signposted Crossakeel. Go through the village of Crossakeel and take the first right turn signposted Dromone. After 2.5km you will come to a sharp lefthand bend. The curchyard is situated on this bend and the carved stone is by the west wall of the graveyard.

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A Selection of Other Rock Art

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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