Knockboy : Stone Row or Alignment

CountyWaterford
Grid RefS 219 052
Longitude7° 40' 46.82" W
Latitude52° 11' 53.76" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCappoquin (12.7 Km)
OS Sheets75, 82
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 31st March 2002

The OS map just has 'standing stones' marked and so I was expecting to see a pair. I was not expecting the wonderful surprise of a four stone alignment.

The stones are aligned NE-SW and rise in height towards the SW end. One of the stones has sadly fallen, but the size of this monument makes up for that.

The stones are tightly packed and grow from 80cm to 1.5m in height.

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Sunday, 28th January 2007

As I was in the area I decided I'd drive past and see if the field was free. Things looked good at first then a cow appeared. No cows don't often bother me, but this one is definitely the one that those mad-looking cows in South Park are modelled on. I decided not to enter the field.

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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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