Lagnagoushee : Standing Stone

Grid RefX 257 846
GPSX 25718 84571 (10m)
Longitude7° 37' 31.39" W
Latitude52° 0' 45.7" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDungarvan (8.4 Km)
OS Sheet82
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 7th July 2007

This huge stone would have been impressive when it stood. Sadly it has fallen and is used by cattle to scratch themselves, now. It is very similar in size and shape to the fallen stone at Boherboy (County Waterford) to the east. It stands on the top of a broad plateau with views in all directions, except the west. These are blocked by the nearby barn and the very gentle slope of the plateau.

The GPS reading given is exactly not for the stone itself, but was taken from the edge of a farmyard, just 10m from the stone.

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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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