The head of this cross is damaged to the effect that the arms, top and ring are all but missing. The carving is visible, but a little worn.
The cross was moved to its current location and positioned on the wrong orientation so that the east face now looks to the south.
The east face of the head has a nice crucifixion and the obverse a very nice Adam and Eve. The rest of this 3m tall cross is given over to geometric patterns.
The inscription on the cross have associated its erection with the high king Maelsechniall who died in 862ce.
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.