This carved figure is wonderful. It is likely that it was formerly the pillar of a cross that was later altered.
On one face it has a Punch like figure holding a crosier and bell wearing little ankle boots that look like cloven feet.
Carved onto one adjoining side is an almost pagan looking face which is quite spectacular.
I couldn't resist stopping off to see this little fellow on the way to Devenish. I don't know if it was the poor light or not but the carvings seems to be fading fast. The Bishop is very difficult to see properly now.
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.