Lorrha : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefM 916 045
GPSM 91612 04480
Longitude8° 7' 30.77" W
Latitude53° 5' 27.18" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBirr (14.5 Km)
OS Sheet53
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Lorrha - Bullaun Stone
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 17th February 2008

This is one of two bullaun stones that stand outside the new Roman Catholic church at the south end of the village.

The stone is about 70cm across and stands 60cm high. The single bullaun/basin is about 30cm in diameter and centrally placed. I'm not sure if these two stones came from the priory next to the church or from the old church at the other end of the village or from somewhere else completely.

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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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