Drannagh : Rock Art

CountyCarlow
Grid RefS 756 386
GPSS 75643 38560 (3m)
Longitude6° 53' 10.23" W
Latitude52° 29' 35.83" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownGraiguenamanagh (6.9 Km)
OS Sheet68
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 17th June 2012

Another piece of rock-art that was built into a wall. Unfortunately, this one now lies on the ground at the foot of the collapsed section of wall that it came from. It would be really good if this were moved to the roadside, maybe built into the wall there and protected a little.

The stone is about 1m x 80cm and has five interlocking cup-and-ring motifs at one end, i.e. the rings from one motifs join the rings from another. One of these has three rings.

I don't think this stone is too far away from where it was originally carved. Looking around there is loads of potential for sunrise alignments, especially to the northeast, where there are some tall peaks with good saddles between them. You can see why someone thought this was a special place.

Like this monument

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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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