Like the huge bullaun stone at the foot of the hill, this decorated panel somehow failed to be included in the Wicklow Archaeological Inventory. It was first recorded by Liam Price in the 1940s.
This slab is partially covered by grass, but enough of it is exposed to see the many cup-marks. Only one cup, the largest, at the eastern end of the panel might (just might) have a ring around it. The exposed area is a little over 1m E-W and 80cm N-S. There are at least 20 cup-marks showing. What a lovely stone!
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.