Monanclogh : Standing Stone

Grid RefD 083 358
GPSD 08340 35847 (3m)
Longitude6° 18' 0.35" W
Latitude55° 9' 28.49" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownArmoy (3.3 Km)
OS Sheet5
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 16th March 2008

This is one of the least impressive standing stones around Knocklayd and is made more so by the closeness of a hedgerow and the farm buildings that stand between it and Knocklayd to the east. It stands at the top of a steep bank where the final slopes of Knocklayd fall into the valley below.

The stone is a little over 1.5m tall and 1m across with a very uneven cross-section.

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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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