Clonenagh : Grave or Cross Slab

Grid RefS 390 956
Longitude7° 25' 8.08" W
Latitude53° 0' 35.02" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownPortlaoise (8.3 Km)
OS Sheet54
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Visit Notes

Sunday, 10th February 2002

I entered the graveyard and walked around for 5 minutes thoroughly disappointed at not finding the cross slabs and went to leave. Then I saw them, neatly lined up against the wall, cemented in place just inside the entrance.

The styles vary enormously from rectangular slabs with inscribed crosses, through cross shaped stones to finely carved slabs. It is well worth stopping off to see these.

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From Mountrath head east along the N7 for about 3.2km. Look out for a layby on the left, just after one on the right. Pull in here and walk east a little until you come to the graveyard. The slabs are against the wall just inside the gate.

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A Selection of Other Grave or Cross Slabs

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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