Templepeter : Church

Grid RefS 778 682
GPSS 77799 68167 (3m)
Longitude6° 50' 50.88" W
Latitude52° 45' 32.45" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTullow (8.9 Km)
OS Sheet61
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 11th July 2010

A new granite notice at the entrance to the graveyard tells of the restoration of this site, which was undertaken by the local people. The graveyard is clean and well-maintained, but does have a bit of a scoured look. Maybe I visited after a recent clearing session, but it does seem a bit too well looked after - all the character taken away. I do not want to detract from the fact that it is great that the locals have taken an interest and the time to look after this site!

The church ruins consist of the south wall and the west gable end, both of which are very ruined. It is not possible to date the church from these, but the dated graves go back to the 17th Century.

This site is on the side of the N80 and access and parking is easy. Rejoining the N80 can be a bit of an experience, though.

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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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