'Drummin II' : Rock Art

Grid RefO 155 012
GPSO 15549 00171 (7m)
Longitude6° 16' 37.53" W
Latitude53° 2' 23.1" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownRoundwood (4.2 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Drummin - Bullaun Stone
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Visit Notes

Friday, 26th January 2007

At first I thought this stone was the one noticed by Andy Ryan, while hunting for the other Drummin bullauns and rock-art, but it isn't - there's more around here! This is an earthfast boulder about 1m tall. There are at least 10 very faint, eroded cup-marks on its upper surface. Four or five of them appear to be in an arc.

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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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