'Patrickstown Hill' : Standing Stone

Grid RefN 599 777
GPSN 59905 77715 (7m)
Longitude7° 5' 30.85" W
Latitude53° 44' 44.15" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownOldcastle (5.3 Km)
OS Sheet42
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Loughcrew - Patrickstown - Patrickstown - Passage Tomb Cemetery
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 12th November 2006

I nearly walked right by this stone as it is hidden by a fir tree that is growing right next to it. It isn't marked on the OS map, but there's so much in the Loughcrew area that they couldn't possibly mark them all.

The stone is a big chunky one - 1.8m high and 1m thick. A stone-high carpet of brambles and other vegetation stopped me getting a good look at it.

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Patrickstown Hill can be reached in two ways. You can park at the main Loughcrew parking site, climb Carnbane East where cairn T is and then wander over to Patrickstown Hill, or you can park on the east side of the hill and follow the track that starts opposite the small car park there (N 603 782). To find this car park follow the N154 south from Oldcastle towards Kells. The car park is about 7km from Oldcastle on the left. This stone is a few hundered yards along the track on the right, but hard to spot.

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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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