'Sevenchurches or Camaderry (Glendalough l)' : Bullaun Stone

TownlandSevenchurches or Camaderry
Grid RefT 122 970
GPST 12211 97013 (5m)
Longitude6° 19' 40.57" W
Latitude53° 0' 43.53" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownLaragh (2.1 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Glendalough - Visitor Centre
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 1st April 2007

Both myself and Andy have looked for this stone before and failed to find it. We should be ashamed of ourselves! It is so obviously built into a wall just 10m or so from a road junction.

The slab, now placed vertically in the wall, is quite large compared to the single bullaun. The slab is a little over 1m across and the bullaun is 20cm in diameter and quite shallow. It's impossible to give the other dimension of the stone, because it is sunk into the ground up to the bullaun.

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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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