Bobsville : Holy Well

Grid RefN 615 743
GPSN 61502 74329 (5m)
Longitude7° 4' 6.14" W
Latitude53° 42' 53.97" 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

The well is on the opposite side of the road to the graveyard with the slabs and rock art. A newly constructed stone canopy tastefully covers the wellhead and there are nice steps down to the well.

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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 holy well is on the lefthand side of the road opposite the graveyard gates.

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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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