Crannagh : Standing Stone

Grid RefS 805 519
GPSS 80496 51908 (3m)
Longitude6° 48' 41.38" W
Latitude52° 36' 45.11" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKiltealy (6.9 Km)
OS Sheet68
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 26th October 2008

At last! I've found this stone and can't really believe that I didn't manage to find it the last time I tried. It is in a very obvious clearing right next to the track through the woods.

The stone is 1.6m tall and has small grooves running down from the top, as do many Carlow standing stones. Near to the stone is a large thorn tree, making the clearing rather picturesque. The edge of this clearing is defined by a circular enclosure that has a modern(ish) wall running around one side of it.

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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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