Malin More : Standing Stone

Grid RefG 500 826
GPSG 50009 82642 (3m)
Longitude8° 46' 31.03" W
Latitude54° 41' 21.5" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCarrick (10 Km)
OS Sheet10
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Wednesday, 28th July 2010

This 2m tall standing stone overlooks the 6 portal tombs (see Malin More (County Donegal)) in the next two fields. The stone is at the end of a band of boulders that could either be field clearance or the remains of a cairn.

At the foot of the stone there are several slabs that appear to be set, so the stone could either be marking a cist or could even be part of yet another tiny portal tomb. With the nearby portal tombs and the cist on the hill nearby either of these could be possible.

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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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