Ardattin : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefS 874 678
GPSS 87371 67820 (3m)
Longitude6° 42' 20.86" W
Latitude52° 45' 15.97" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTullow (5.7 Km)
OS Sheet61
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 9th December 2007

This massive stone was moved to this location, at the entrance to Beechwood Drive, from the nearby famine site at Ballinstraw. It has its own little enclosure in the centre of a green. Do not mistake the hollowed out stone at the base of the nearby signpost for the bullaun stone.

The stone is over 1m x 1m in plan and stands nearly 1m high. Although freestanding now it was presumably earthfast when at its original location.

There are two large bullauns/basinsin the upper surface. One is about 30cm across while the other is 40cm in diameter. At the time of my visit the bullauns were full of gravel, presumably taken from the area around the stone by local kids.

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External Links

A small website with some information about Ardattin Village. This is how I learned about this stone's existence, so thanks!
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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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