Killegar : Grave or Cross Slab

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

There are three very nice examples of Rathdown/Rathmichael style cross slabs here.

The tallest (and nicest in my oppinion) shows a tall cross with holes at the terminals and the intersection. There are serpentine lines running down either side, giving it a norse feel.

The others are smaller. One has two cups with concentric rings oined by a line. The top circles have a sun-burst eminating from it. The other has a cup with concentric rings with a gutter running out of it. Along this gutter is another cup.

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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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