Killegar : Cross

CountyDublin
Grid RefO 215 188
Longitude6° 10' 52.87" W
Latitude53° 12' 20.72" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBray (4.8 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 20th July 2002

At last! We managed to find a way into this churchyard! I have looked a couple of times but a landfill (very smelly) seemed to be in the way. However, a track skirts the place and leads to the church.

This cross is said to be the remains of a Tau (T-shaped) cross. From one side this does look possible, but from the other it does look like it's been broken off and was originally a standard cross. If it is a Tau cross then it is extremely unusual.

The cross head is 50cm wide and has a central boss with a circle around it. Very nice.

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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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