Magheranaul : Rock Art

CountyDonegal
Grid RefC 433 496
GPSC 43284 49588 (7m)
Longitude7° 19' 6.99" W
Latitude55° 17' 28.7" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMalin (3.7 Km)
OS Sheet3
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Magheranaul - Rock Art
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 27th October 2007

This is probably the most distinctive carved outcrop in the townland, as it is one of the few panels that stands 1m above the ground. It is made easier to find as it is against the fence close to a standing stone.

Sadly, it is very, very eroded and the motifs are very difficult to make out. I could see two cup and ring designs and a few cups. Standing against the fence nearby there is an upright slab about 1.5m x 1m. The face towards the outcrop has many faint cup marks against it. In the centre of the panel there is shallow cup about 10cm in diameter. This isn't deep enough to be classed as a 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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