Ullard : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefS 724 482
GPSS 78385 48199 (3m)
Longitude6° 50' 36.73" W
Latitude52° 34' 46.24" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBorris (2.3 Km)
OS Sheet68
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Ullard - Church
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 6th January 2008

This is a lovely double bullaun stone. It is a little over 1m long with the two bullauns/basins set out evenly in its upper surface. The stone is about 40-50cm wide and no more than 30cm high and is aligned roughly east-west.

The eastern-most bullaun is a shallow, irregular one cut into an area that slopes downward slightly making one edge higher than the other. The bullaun at the west end is almost perfectly hemispherical.

This stone, the other nearby bullaun and the holy well in this field add a lot to Ullard church as a site. I'm surprised the signs at the church don't mention them.

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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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