'The Nine Stones' : Stone Row or Alignment

TownlandSlievebawn
CountyCarlow
Grid RefS 817 546
Longitude6° 47' 35.01" W
Latitude52° 38' 11.54" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKiltealy (8.6 Km)
OS Sheet68
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Friday, 29th March 2002

Well, what can I say? Nothing special here really except some history. Oh, and the fact that there are actually ten stones.

The diminuitive stones that form this row (the tallest is about 50cm tall) are said to mark the spot where the kings of Leinster were crowned.

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Directions

Directions to this place are fairly cumbersome and so I will recommend that you get the OS map to help you.

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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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