Carrowmore : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefC 516 457
GPSC 51616 45724 (6m)
Longitude7° 11' 17.39" W
Latitude55° 15' 20.86" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCuldaff (3.8 Km)
OS Sheet3
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Carrowmore - High Cross
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 27th October 2007

A few metres from the large cross is a low, earthfast boulder about 1.5m x 1m. In its upper surface there is a very shallow bullaun that is no more than 15cm across.

The far more interesting feature on this boulder is a carved cross. It isn't very ornately designed, but a lot of effort went into creating it. As well as carving the cross the stone around the cross has been cut way. This is a really poor description, but the result is a cross defined by a raised outline.

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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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