Powersknock : Standing Stone

CountyWaterford
Grid RefS 522 084
Longitude7° 14' 9.66" W
Latitude52° 13' 29.97" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTramore (8.6 Km)
OS Sheets75, 76
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 31st March 2002

This stone offers little It is a large slab like thing sitting in the middle of a field and appears to grow from a tuft of brambles.

I am not sure that this was originally just a standing stone because it is of a size and shape normally found as part of a tomb. It is maybe 1.7m tall and 90cm wide.

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Sunday, 16th July 2006

I thought I'd stop and take a quick look over the hedge to see if this stone was any more accessible. The route into the field is via the nearby farmyard and I didn't have enough time to ask, so I made do with just looking from the road.

This time around the stone was free of the clump of brambles and nettles. I'd expected to see it completely covered.

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Directions

From Waterford take the N25 west and then the R681 south. After about 400m you will come to a left hand bend in the road. The stone is just before this 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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