Lorrha : High Cross

Grid RefM 920 045
GPSM 91954 04535 (4m)
Longitude8° 7' 12.39" W
Latitude53° 5' 28.98" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBirr (14.1 Km)
OS Sheet53
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Lorrha - High Cross
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 17th February 2008

This cross is a bit more High-Cross-like than its neighbour. Sadly the shaft has broken off just 30cm above the cross base, which means you can't really tell how it was decorated. The base, however, is a fine one. It is decorated on all four sides with very worn, but still visible, 'Celtic' designs.

The presence of two early crosses here show how old the religious settlement is.

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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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