Tullaghore : Cross Pillar

CountyAntrim
Grid RefD 096 340
GPSD 09583 34015 (3m)
Longitude6° 16' 52.72" W
Latitude55° 8' 28.29" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownArmoy (3.1 Km)
OS Sheet5
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 16th March 2008

There are two cross slabs here. One is a plain affair that lies amongst gorse bushes near to the other. The upright one has a crude carving on its south face that is probably a poorly executed knot design, although it looks like a pair of scissors! This slab stands a little over 1m tall at the northern end of a raised bank that runs for 50m down the slope.

The landowner showed me to the site and told me that he's always been told that the cross originally came from Culfeightrin Church on the north side of Knocklayd Mountain.

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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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