Coolnasmearmountain : Standing Stone

Grid RefS 258 008
GPSS 25831 00813 (7m)
Longitude7° 37' 21.03" W
Latitude52° 9' 31.21" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDungarvan (7.8 Km)
OS Sheets75, 82
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 28th January 2007

What a wonderfully huggable stone! It's no more than 1.2m tall, but it's quite chubby - around 1m across each side. A small, pointed stone stands next to its north face.

The stone stands in good pasture on a west-facing slope overlooking the Glendermot River, which at this point is not very big, but it is fast-flowing. The views westward towards the Knockmealdown Mountains are wonderful.

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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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