Kiltera : Ogham Stone

Grid RefX 105 913
GPSX 10493 91344
Longitude7° 50' 49.01" W
Latitude52° 4' 26.64" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCappoquin (8.2 Km)
OS Sheet81
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 28th January 2007

Standing in the centre of a field in two side-by-side metal-fenced areas are two ogham stones. Sharing one of the enclosures are two rough slabs. A third rough slab stands next to the other enclosured area.

Both ogham stones are in good condition, with many of the letters still well-defined. They are said to read COLLABOT MUCOI LUGA MAQI LOBACCONA and MEDUSI MUCOI LUGA (Weir).

These inscriptions have caused particular interest due to the mention of the name Luga, which could refer to the god Lugh making the stones pagan.

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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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