Balnogan Upper : Standing Stone

Grid RefN 675 752
Longitude6° 58' 38.42" W
Latitude53° 43' 19.47" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMullagh (10.2 Km)
OS Sheet42
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 7th October 2001

These two stones (N 675 752 & N 673 753) are situated in a field about 15m from the road. They are both very thin and stand only 1m tall. The latter of the two is leaning at close to 60 degrees and may well fall soon. Their proximity to the road takes away anything special that they might have to offer.

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From Kells take the R163 west. The stones are to the right hand side of the road about 6.5 km along.

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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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