'Kiltuck' : Cross

TownlandSt. Anne's Church Shankhill
Grid RefO 253 220
Longitude6° 7' 23.7" W
Latitude53° 14' 1.01" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBray (3.3 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 21st April 2002

After being told that the cross I thought was Kiltuck cross is actually Rathmichael Cross I then set about finding this one. I had some leads (a nice email and a reference in a book) and so it was fairly easy to locate.

Like the nearby crosses at Rathmichael and Fassaroe this is a solid wheel cross while a crude crucifixion on one face. The rear has a very well preserved face in relief.

The cross and small base now stand, raised up, on a nasty modern plinth some 1.2m high. This does really detract from a wonderful cross. I am getting to quite like these primitive early crosses.

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Whatever you do don't head for Kiltuck! Take N11 south from Dublin and turn off at the Shankhill junction just before the M11 starts. Follow the road around until you reach an island. On you left is St. Anne's Church. Turn left and park in the church car park. You can see the cross from there.

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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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