Kyle : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefS 887 519
GPSS 88700 51980 (3m)
Longitude6° 41' 25.37" W
Latitude52° 36' 42.84" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBunclody (5.5 Km)
OS Sheet68
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 9th December 2007

I don't think I'd have found this stone if it wasn't for the fact that the farmer drove past as I was standing around scratching my head, because this stone is actually under some Leylandii and 20cm below the level of the road, so that only the bullaun shows.

The basin is about 30cm across and very neat. However, because the rest of the stone is completely buried I can't say how big it is.

Known locally for curing warts (as so many bullaun stones are) the stone still has a bit of local lore attached to it, which is always good to see.

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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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