King's Mountain : Rock Art

CountyMeath
Grid RefN 633 795
Longitude7° 2' 24.29" W
Latitude53° 45' 40.44" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownOldcastle (8 Km)
OS Sheet42
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Monday, 3rd June 2002

This 2m+ tall stone is quite special. As you approach across the field it does not look much more than a fine standing stone, but when you reach it a look on the far side you see the most magnificent spirals and some faint curves.

The largest spiral is over 40cm in diameter. The stone was a roof lintel from a tomb that stood on this site.

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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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