'Mount Mellory Abbey' : Ogham Stone

Grid RefS 099 039
GPSS 09875 03899 (6m)
Longitude7° 51' 20.15" W
Latitude52° 11' 12.92" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCappoquin (4.4 Km)
OS Sheet74
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 23rd June 2007

Not one, but five ogham stones! What's more, they're under cover in a nice little information centre at the abbey. This obviously protects them from the elements, but I'm not sure about the inscriptions: they do look as if they've been sharpened up a bit, which can't be too good, really. It may be that they're really that good, though.

The five stones are arranged so that there is one in each corner of the room and one in the centre. Each stone has a small sign by it detailing the inscription, which is great.

The inscriptions are:



3. MAQI E[G...]



Letters in square brackets means that noone is sure about them.

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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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