'Mevagh Church Yard' : Rock Art

Grid RefC 121 404
GPSC 12102 40412 (4m)
Longitude7° 48' 35.54" W
Latitude55° 12' 38.26" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallycastle (0.8 Km)
OS Sheet2
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 17th August 2008

Here it is. Site 2000!

I made a conscious decision to make this site 2000 over the nearby multi-motif panel at Mevagh for two reasons. The main one is that this stone does not feature anywhere else on the internet at the moment. The other is because, despite being very plain in comparison, this stone seems to have some history to it.

The panel lies amongst the gravestones in the churchyard and seems to have been reused as a gravestone itself. Wow! I love things like that. How wonderful to have a 2000+ year old piece of rock art as your gravestone.

The panel is lying flat, embedded in the ground, so it is not possible to say if the reverse side has any carvings. The exposed upper surface has around 20 large cupmarks.

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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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