Killinure South : Bullaun Stone

CountyWestmeath
Grid RefN 060 489
GPSN 05988 48923 (3m)
Longitude7° 54' 35.19" W
Latitude53° 29' 25.04" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMoate (16.6 Km)
OS Sheet47
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Visit Notes

Sunday, 22nd June 2008

This one really did take some finding. It isn't hidden away by anything - it's just on a lake beach that is strewn with large boulders. After walking past it and along the beach looking at every stone I passed I returned to the stream I'd crossed and there it was. How could I have missed it? It's 1.5m in diameter and 1m high!

The boulder is a globular thing with three bullauns running across it in a line. One of these looks like a natural solution pit, while the others look like enhanced solution pits.

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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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