Coolbuck : Stone Circle

CountyFermanagh
Grid RefH 306 436
Longitude7° 31' 46.1" W
Latitude54° 20' 24.37" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownEnniskillen (6.6 Km)
OS Sheet18
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 4th May 2002

On first glance into the field where these stones stand I thought that it would not be possible to find them amongst the gorse but then we saw them. The approach to them is not too pleasant as it is across a bog, but that's fun in good weather.

There are just four stones remaining now forming a definite arc that would have been the south east side of the circle. Three of the stones are just 60cm tall but one taller one remains at around 1.2m.

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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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