'Grange Abbey' : Church

TownlandDonaghmede
CountyDublin
Grid RefO 224 403
Longitude6° 9' 34.57" W
Latitude53° 23' 55.15" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMallahide (5.8 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 25th August 2002

This is not the abbey itself, although it could once have been part of it. Now all that remains f this late church is a shell inside a small public park. It shares its space with a dead bicycle, a shopping trolley and a lot of discarded beer cans.

The west window is quite nice with some picking on the keystone. Inside are two late, non-descript grave slabs - and beer cans.

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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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