Tooreen West : Stone Row or Alignment

CountyWaterford
Grid RefS 247 117
GPSS 24653 11719 (6m)
Longitude7° 38' 20.15" W
Latitude52° 15' 24.27" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownClonmel (12 Km)
OS Sheet75
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 31st March 2002

A delightful little four stone alignment situated on a little ledge that runs around the hill, aligned NW-SE.

The shorter stone, at the NW, is just 40cm high and the SE stone is around 1.1m tall. The other stones rise accordingly.

At the moment the trees on the slope below are quite small and so the views can be appreciated to a degree.

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Saturday, 7th July 2007

The trees below the stones that were small on my previous visit have now grown to a height where all the views are blocked. From the track that leads into the woods it is possible to fully take in the views that would have once been available from here. Wonderful!

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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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