'Roundwood Graveyard II' : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefO 183 014
GPSO 18337 01362 (8m)
Longitude6° 14' 6.37" W
Latitude53° 2' 59.42" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownRoundwood (2.2 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Roundwood Graveyard I - Ballinacorbeg - Bullaun Stone
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Visit Notes

Monday, 1st January 2007

This earthfast bulllaun stone is just outside the west wall of the graveyard. It has two very large bullauns set roughly in its centre. The largest is 40cms across. The boulder is very roughly octagonal with irregular length sides.

To reach it you can climb over a low spot in the wall about 15m inside the gate to the left. Beware of the large stone to the right of the low gap - it's very loose and should not be held on to when climbing the wall!

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Sunday, 1st April 2007

Like me on my first visit Andy hadn't seen two of the stones here. This, combined with the facts that we'd seen 22 bullaun stones around Glendalough (County Wicklow) and Liam Price mentions a fourth stone here, we decided to call in on our way back to Dublin.

Today the weather was so much better than on my previous visit. It was possible to properly see across to the Wicklow Mountains and north up the valley to Roundwood. Wonderful.

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Marked Sites


Head south from Roundwood on the Glandalough/Laragh road for just over 1km. At this point you will be able to see a church tower on the rise to the left. Take the first road on the left (signposted Roundwood Cemetery) and park at the graveyard gates. Walk back down the road to the edge of the graveyard and look into the field. Here you will see a telegraph pole and the bullaun stone is at the foot of this.

Random Gazetteer

A Selection of Other Bullaun Stones

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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