Killina : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefN 272 238
GPSN 27245 23797 (3m)
Longitude7° 35' 29.96" W
Latitude53° 15' 49.82" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTullamore (6.8 Km)
OS Sheet48
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

St. Anthony's Well - Killina - Holy Well
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 6th July 2008

This single bullaun sits in the corner of the enclosure around the well. It seems to have been forgotten amongst the modern stone setting at the other end of the area.

The boulder is 1m across and of uneven shape. It appears to have been cut from a larger boulder and someone has tried to give the edge a bit of a shape.

The bullaun itself is quite large - at least 40cm in diameter - and has a channel leading to one edge.

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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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