'The Three Brothers' : Stone Row or Alignment

Grid RefJ 338 888
Longitude5° 55' 22.03" W
Latitude54° 43' 45.54" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCarrickfergus (8.2 Km)
OS Sheet15
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 27th July 2002

I think the Three Brothers went out and got drunk! because they are all now lying on the ground looking very untidy.

Located at the side of a farm track on the brow of the hill, these three stones would have formed an impressive row. The largest stone would have stood at least 2m tall.

Sadly they are now recumbent and do not really warrant a visit.

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A difficult one to find. From Carrickfergus take the B58 north for 2.5km and turn left. When you reach a t-junction turn right and then left. After 1.5km there is a farm track on the left that heads straight up the hill. These three stones are 1km up this lane.

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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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