Kealduff Upper : Rock Art

CountyKerry
Grid RefV 626 863
GPSV 62622 86323 (3m)
Longitude10° 0' 4.14" W
Latitude52° 0' 43.34" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownAnascaul (16 Km)
OS Sheets83, 78
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 19th October 2008

This huge panel took a while to find, because the carvings on it are very, very eroded. It lies against a bank that marks the edge of two fields as if it was tipped there from the upper field. Reaching it involves clambering through trees and gorse bushes.

Among the designs is one very rare motif that is specific to this area - a sort of cross with cup-and-ring designs at the end of the arms.

Due to the poor condition of the carvings and the pouring rain my pictures of this stone are exceedingly poor.

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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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