Belgard Deer Park : Stone Circle

CountyDublin
Grid RefO 075 234
Longitude6° 23' 21.35" W
Latitude53° 15' 0.32" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTallaght (4.2 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 15th September 2002

This is really what I need on a Sunday morning - looking for a stone circle with no grid reference in the fog!

Somehow I think I found the scant remains of this circle. There is a distinct arc of stones on the north side and a few to the south west. The whole of the hillside is dotted with protruding bedrock (some of it definitely quarried away) and other stones. This all adds intrigingly to the big picture of Knockanividee.

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Directions

Follow the R114 out of Dublin and take the third right after Oldbawn. Be careful this is a nasty turn that doubles back on itself on a blind bend. Follow the road until you reach the pine plantations on both sides of the road. The stone circle is 200m or so to the right, approximately level with the start of the woods, two fields away.

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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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