Lisboy : Standing Stone

Grid RefD 011 256
GPSD 01116 25623 (3m)
Longitude6° 25' 1.31" W
Latitude55° 4' 3.47" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallymoney (6.2 Km)
OS Sheets5, 8
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 13th April 2008

This is a small, irregular standing stone that doesn't really have much going for it. It is a little over 1.5m tall and stands in the centre of a small field. The area is heavily farmed and there are a few houses nearby, making this a place with little atmosphere. It is easy to see this stone from the adjoining road and it doesn't really cry out for you to get any closer.

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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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