Lackanashinagh : Kist

CountyCork
Grid RefW 334 607
Longitude8° 57' 55.58" W
Latitude51° 47' 41.16" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCrookstown (10.6 Km)
OS Sheet86
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 23rd June 2002

This took some finding I'll tell you! I was about to give up on it when I saw the roof stone through the gorse, which is flush with the ground.

It would appear to be a kist of the Linkardstown variety from what I could see when peering under the main stone.

It is quite obvious why this paraticualr stone was picked for the top from the lovely big solution pit in its centre.

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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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