Rossinver : Grave or Cross Slab

Grid RefG 923 498
Longitude8° 7' 6.83" W
Latitude54° 23' 47.99" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownGarrison (3.2 Km)
OS Sheets16, 17
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Rossinver - Church
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 7th April 2002

Just 3m inside the gate, diadonally to your left as you enter, you can find a very fine 11th century Clonmacnois style cross slab. The very fine carving of this slab faces away from the gate.

Also facing away from the gate is a taller, more slender slab about 80cm high. This has a very unusual cross carved on it with a square boss and square terminals on a slender cross.

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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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