Kilnagnady : Standing Stone

CountyCork
Grid RefW 498 613
Longitude8° 43' 40.13" W
Latitude51° 48' 6.73" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownInishannon (6.6 Km)
OS Sheets86, 87
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 23rd June 2002

When viewed from the road this stone does not look too impressive, but this is a deception caused by it being set back over a ridge. When I got level with it I was actually taken aback by its 2m height.

It is 1.2m or so broad and 40cm deep with a nicely shaped, evenly rounded top. Its location offers fine views, but I was unable to get right up close as the field is planted with crops.

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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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