'Drumlohan Ogham Stones' : Ogham Stone

TownlandDrumlohan
CountyWaterford
Grid RefS 367 013
GPSS 36650 01344 (5m)
Longitude7° 27' 51.66" W
Latitude52° 9' 46.19" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDungarvan (13.5 Km)
OS Sheets75, 82
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 31st March 2002

This is one of the must see sites in Waterford. The actual site is a souterrain which when discovered revealed 13 or more ogham stones. ten were used for lintels and three stand as jambs in the walls. Five of the ones used for roof stones have been erected to one side.

Within the souterrain the three stones are diverse in shape from very slender to large slabs.

The souterrain has steps going down into it enabling you to easily see the ones inside.

Of the ones standing up three could be read completely - these said, BIGU MAQI LAG, BIR MAQI MUCOI ROTTAIS and MANU MAGUNO GATI MOCOI MOCORBO (source Early Ireland: Anthony Weir).

There is now a fence around the site for protection.

The whole hillside shows signs of use and was once a monastic site. I was unable to see the bullaun mentioned here.

Sunday, 27th August 2006

What a shame! The fence around this wonderful site is in a sorry state. A wire (unelectrified) electric fence has been erected around the outside of the enclosure. There is a rabbit burrow just 50cm from the souterrain.

The stones are still in good shape though, but I think one of the small ogham stones that were used in the walls of the souterrain may have been removed.

I did manage to find the proper route to the site, though. This was not because of any signposts, just a lucky guess. On the road to the est of the stones there is a track into the woods. Follow this until you reach some behives and then follow the overgrown track for a further 50m. On the left there is a very faint track that goes up the slope into the trees. This leads to a very rickety style that I would not recommend using. This leads into the field containing the site.

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Directions

Take the R677 and then the N25 south from Kilmacthomas and take the first road on the left. Continue for 2km past the first crossroads. There is a track on the left. Go along this and you can follow the track to the stones.

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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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