Mullagharoy : Rock Art

Grid RefN 947 803
Longitude6° 33' 49.7" W
Latitude53° 45' 49.19" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownSlane (6.3 Km)
OS Sheet36
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Monday, 3rd June 2002

This standing stone occupies a commanding position in a scene of rolling fields. Its diminutive height and awkward does not make it too appealing upon approach, when you see its south face all this changes.

Near the top are three concentric circles about 12cm in diameter, a few wavy lines with straight lines emanating downwards from them and some shallow cup marks.

It's hard to tell but the lower half may well have contained some of the pattern too. The lines all over are quite weathered and mid morning would offer best light conditions (I think).

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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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