'Derrynablaha B' : Rock Art

TownlandDerrynablaha
CountyKerry
Grid RefV 761 774
GPSV 76139 77388
Longitude9° 48' 4.11" W
Latitude51° 56' 5.81" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownSneem (12.8 Km)
OS Sheet78
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 9th August 2009

These two panels form the lower half of a group of four panels set just a few metres from each other. The main one is very, very eroded, but you can just make out faint traces of a lot of markings. This is similar to Derrynablaha 11 (County Kerry), which is no more than 100m or so away. It too is a flat piece of bedrock that overlooks the river and valley below to the south.

The second stone is also very eroded and has a single, fairly visible cup-and-ring marking placed almost centrally on a near vertical surface.

I liked Ken Williams' description of this group of panels - It looks as though the decoration has slid down the hillside from the nice panel at the top.

The GPS coordinates I have used here are the ones supplied to me by Ken Williams, who first relocated the panels.

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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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