'St. Patrick's Cross' : High Cross

TownlandRock Of Cashel
Grid RefS 070 410
Longitude7° 53' 48.71" W
Latitude52° 31' 13.49" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCashel (0.8 Km)
OS Sheet66
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Visit Notes

Monday, 12th August 2002

The high cross at Cashel is an unusual one. It has a high relief figure on one side (St. Patrick) and the crucifixion on the other.

The arms are supported on 'crutches' rather than by the ring normally associated with sculptured crosses.

I presume that the one on display inside is the real one and the one in situ outside is a copy, as has been done at Clonmacnoise.

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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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