Crannagh : Standing Stone

Grid RefS 814 512
GPSS 81375 51180 (3m)
Longitude6° 47' 55.32" W
Latitude52° 36' 21.09" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKiltealy (5.8 Km)
OS Sheet68
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Wednesday, 26th December 2007

This large stone is shaped like a huge cheese wedge that has been stood up on its blunt end. It has been standing up for a considerable amount of time, because the top is eroded and grooved like many other Carlow standing stones - see Williamstown (County Carlow), Aghade (County Carlow) and Molly's Cross Roads (County Carlow) for other examples.

As far as I know this stone is unrecorded and is a new addition to the group of Carlow Grooved Stones.

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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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