Baurnadomeeny : Standing Stone

Grid RefR 846 603
GPSR 84648 60252 (9m)
Longitude8° 13' 37.5" W
Latitude52° 41' 35.75" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownSilvermines (11.2 Km)
OS Sheet59
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Baurnadomeeny - Wedge Tomb
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 10th November 2002

Some stones you can say are by the road, this one is practically in the road. And it's a big one. A very slim column 40cm across and over 2.5m tall. It is amazing that it is still standing and that it hasn't been knocked down by a tractor turning into the gateway next to it.

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Friday, 31st December 2004

After taking a photo for scale purposes using my 1m stick I set off up to the tomb. When I returned to the car, which I'd parked by this stone, I had a quick look to see if I could see whether the alignment of its long edge was at all significant. I don't think it is.

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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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