'Taghboyne' : Standing Stone

TownlandTaghboyne Farm
CountyWestmeath
Grid RefN 312 478
Longitude7° 31' 48.04" W
Latitude53° 28' 45.5" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKilbeggan (12.6 Km)
OS Sheet48
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Monday, 29th October 2001

This is a beautifully slender, yet short stone, with a low 'shoulder'. It sits in a field just 10m from a farm track and stands proud, despite its diminutive size. It tapers to a point and it it hard to tell if the 'shoulder' is the result of a breakage or was originally there. If so then this is probably why this stone was chosen.

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Directions

Take the R 390 from Mullingar south west and turn left at Loughanavally. Take the narrow first right until you come to a track by the side of a abandoned church. Follow this track, through the farm yard and the stone is about 200m past the farm.

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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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