Bobsville : Grave or Cross Slab

Grid RefN 615 743
GPSN 61508 74347 (7m)
Longitude7° 4' 5.8" W
Latitude53° 42' 54.55" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownOldcastle (8.6 Km)
OS Sheet42
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Bobsville - Rock Art
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 12th November 2006

I really wasn't expecting to find these glorious slabs here. I had come to see the rock art in the graveyard and only saw these slabs mounted into the inside of the graveyard wall on my way back to the car.

There are 5 or 6 slabs altogether. Some have lost all or most of their decoration, but two are very well preserved. There is also a rare Tau cross set into the wall next to the gate.

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Marked Sites


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 slabs on mounted on the inside of the graveyard wall. There are some just inside the gate and some along the wall to the left of the gate as you enter.

Random Gazetteer

A Selection of Other Grave or Cross Slabs

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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