Derrynablaha : Standing Stone

Grid RefV 763 774
GPSV 76298 77391 (8m)
Longitude9° 47' 55.79" W
Latitude51° 56' 6.04" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownSneem (12.9 Km)
OS Sheet78
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 18th November 2007

I almost didn't bother to record this standing stone, purely because of the amount of other items in the townland. I quickly shook myself at this terrible thought and took a good look at it.

It is about 1.8m tall and situated between two exposed rocky outcrops. Its closeness to so many rock art panels does make it rather mundane, but this does not mean that it should be ignored.

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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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