'Crannagh 2' : Rock Art

TownlandCrannagh
CountyCarlow
Grid RefS 816 512
GPSS 81582 51228 (4m)
Longitude6° 47' 44.28" W
Latitude52° 36' 22.53" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKiltealy (5.7 Km)
OS Sheet68
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Crannagh - Rock Art
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Visit Notes

Wednesday, 26th December 2007

This is a new panel discovered by myself today. It is not as nice or elaborate as the main panel (see parent site). There is just two cupmarks with single rings and a few solo cupmarks.

The stone is easy to find as it's the largest outcrop on the slope. The two cup-and-ring motifs are carved on the highest part of the stone along with one or two cup marks. There are several other cupmarks on the north facing slope, but the rest of this enormous stone appears to be undecorated. Unfortunately, the markings are so faint that it was impossible to get a good photograph of them - Ken tried for ages, but couldn't bring them out.

This is now Leinster's highest rock art panel, but I suspect that there is much more on these slopes.

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Sunday, 26th October 2008

The bright sun today foiled most of my attempts to get better images of the carvings I discovered here. I did manage to get some of them and could see that there are two or more single ring cup-and-ring motifs on the north-facing slope of the rock, but these didn't really come out in the photos.

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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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