'St. Kieran's Well' : Holy Well

TownlandKilkieran
CountyKilkenny
Grid RefS 422 274
Longitude7° 22' 47.93" W
Latitude52° 23' 47.77" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCarrick-On-Suir (5.8 Km)
OS Sheet75
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Kilkieran - High Cross
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 31st March 2002

A pretty typical 'modern' holy well in that it is surrounded by a low wall to the rear and has steps leading down.

There is a grill over the well itself and a long handled ladle is provided for taking the water. The presence of the bullaun indicates a much earlier form of worship at this site.

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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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