'Whitechurch - Grave Slab' : Grave or Cross Slab

TownlandWhitechurch
CountyDublin
Grid RefO 145 264
Longitude6° 17' 0.05" W
Latitude53° 16' 32.06" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTallaght (5.6 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Whitechurch - Church
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Visit Notes

Monday, 20th May 2002

As you approach the church up the path you will see two slabs fastened to the wall facing you.

The rightmost, smaller one was found in the churchyard here and bears some resemblence to the Rathdown/Rathmichael slabs with traces of a herring-bone pattern.

The other, larger one came from somewhere in Kilmashogue, perhaps from the site of the missing church there. It has a very nice greek style cross on it in relief.

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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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