Boherboy : Stone Pair

CountyDublin
Grid RefO 043 260
GPSO 04271 25983 (5m)
Longitude6° 26' 12.4" W
Latitude53° 16' 26.17" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTallaght (4.9 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 16th September 2001

These two stones, standing about 1.4m high are set back from the N81 about 30m in a field. The left most is quite pointed and the right stone has a flat top. This is a fairly typical arrangement in this area. The locals tend to have christianised them into 'Adam & Eve' stones, and they obviously have a male/female meaning. When the road is quite the stones exude a presence that can be felt even 30m away by the road side. I could not get closer as the field had sheep in it and in these times of F&M I did not want to enter.

I was moved to reflect in the light of the recent terrorist acts in America about the need for the world to harmonise and coexist as these two stones have done for thousands of years.

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Sunday, 18th November 2001

I revisited these stones to show them to a friend. I found a much better place to photograph them from but had no film in my camera at the time. I will return when (or if) the snow falls.

Friday, 29th March 2002

Whilst passing nice and early I decided the beautiful sunny weather was perfect for capturing these two charismatic stones again. I think the photos from today turned out well.

The difference in these stones in sunny weather is quite dramatic, they were almost shining themselves today.

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Monday, 5th June 2006

I was having a disappointing day having failed to find a local barrow, so I decided to visit this enchanting stone pair. The main purpose of the visit was to check out the Slade of Saggart from the stones and to get some new photos.

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Sunday, 30th August 2009

As I drove down the road to Saggart towards these stones I began to panic. The bits of land on that side of the road all looked pretty beat up with several building sites, but then relief came when I realised that I still had about 500m to go before I reached the stones.

At the time of this visit the stones were standing in a small island of long(ish) grass. The field has been mown rather than grazed this year and the farmer has taken great care to go around the stones.

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Directions

Follow the N81 from Dublin and turn onto the N82. The stones are in a field to the left just after the second turning on the left.

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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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