'Kelshamore 3' : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefS 957 948
Longitude6° 34' 28.32" W
Latitude52° 59' 43.49" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDonard (3.9 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Kelshamore - Bullaun Stone
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 2nd February 2003

This is definitely the most 'untampered with' stone of this group of three. It is a fully rounded bloulder with a single bullaun, measuring 30cm across, set in the highest point.

A few meters away is another large boulder that has been split in two, but left in situ. Perhaps abandoned half way through preparation of yet more bullaun stones or an indication that the area underwent some clearance at some point and that there may have once been more bullaun stones nearby.

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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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