'St. Kevin's Chair' : Miscellaneous Site

TownlandKnockroe
CountyWicklow
Grid RefN 939 053
Longitude6° 35' 53.8" W
Latitude53° 5' 24.23" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallymore Eustace (5 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 23rd September 2001

I went to visit this place because I thought that it was very likely to be a Christianised site. After having visited there I no longer think it is. You can not reach St. Kevin's Bed as the hill is fenced all around. St. Kevin's chair however is very accessible. Lying on the side of St. Kevin's way (which looks like a beautiful walk) this curious seat shaped stone is fascinating. Not a place to visit just for the Chair & Bed but certainly worth it for a stroll in some amazing scenery.

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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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