Windgap or Ardmore : Ogham Stone

CountyWaterford
Grid RefS 346 212
Longitude7° 29' 32.2" W
Latitude52° 20' 29.1" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCarrick-On-Suir (5.5 Km)
OS Sheet75
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 31st March 2002

This is a fantastic stone and well worth a visit, but if you go to it do not be in a rush. The farmer will take you to it and tell you wonderful stories about the area which are wonderful. He is very keen and willing to show the stone to anyone that happens by to see it.

It now lies in a ditch, covered with branches for protection. It is a regular shaped block 1.4m long, 30cm wide and 15cm or so deep. The script runs up one side, across the top and down the other.

It lies at then end of a curious, half exposed structure that could be either a souterain or (more likely I feel) a wedge tomb.

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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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