Toberbile : Standing Stone

Grid RefD 085 372
GPSD 08467 37172 (3m)
Longitude6° 17' 51.35" W
Latitude55° 10' 11.23" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownArmoy (4.7 Km)
OS Sheet5
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 16th March 2008

I really like this impressive standing stone. From the road to the west it looks very slim and at over 3m tall it is very impressive. When viewed side on from the south or north it takes on a far bulkier appearance. The stone's east-west axis points at the top of Knocklayd Mountain, which completely dominates the site.

One thing I did learn today is that Toberbile is pronounced 'Toberbilly'.

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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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