Slatt Lower : Stone Circle

Grid RefS 569 827
Longitude7° 9' 16.18" W
Latitude52° 53' 31.96" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallynan (9.6 Km)
OS Sheet61
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 14th April 2002

I'd been trying to get to see this circle for quite some time and when I got here I was a little disappointed. The Laios Inventory describes it as a low circular mound with some stones protruding through the soil.

Well, the low mound is 10cm tall and 60cm wide. It's diameter is around 8m. Some stones do show but to a maximum height of 5cm! It looked as if they have all been broken off.

There is a large erratic boulder in the corner of the field that is more interesting.

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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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