Knockanaffrin : Stone Pair

Grid RefS 270 142
GPSS 27037 14173 (7m)
Longitude7° 36' 13.75" W
Latitude52° 16' 43.27" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownClonmel (11.2 Km)
OS Sheet75
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 28th January 2007

Locations don't get much more remote than this: high up on the western slopes of the Monavullagh Mountains on a small promontory. To reach the site involves a 1km walk, which is no hardship due to the opportunity to take in the breathtaking views (at least I assume it was the views that were taking my breath away.)

At first site this appears to be a stone pair, but closer inspection reveals a very small stone just 30cm high set in line with the two larger stones. These two stones are a little over 1.5m tall and stand about 1.5m apart. The small stone is 4m from the northeastern stone. The row is algned northeast-southwest. Like the nearby stone circle I discovered on the way up to this monument the location of this monument forces your views to the southwest and the Knockmealdown Mountains. What an amazing place.

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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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