Kildreenagh : Bullaun Stone

CountyCarlow
Grid RefS 751 633
GPSS 75104 63264 (3m)
Longitude6° 53' 18.62" W
Latitude52° 42' 55.23" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBagenalstown (4.9 Km)
OS Sheet61
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Kildreenagh - Bullaun StoneKildreenagh - Rock Art
Kildreenagh 2 - Cross
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 4th November 2001

This mighty double bullaun is a treat. It appears to be used as a water trough for the cattle now and it can certainly hold some water. The double bullauns are nearly joined in one big slot and must be 20 cms deep.

The stone stands just over the hedge from the track and is fairly tricky to see.

Check out the nearby cross.

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Sunday, 6th January 2008

As you can see from the photos from my first visit here I hadn't really seen this stone properly, but had only seen it through the hedgerow. This time I went into the field to take a proper look. The boulder that these two large bullauns are cut into is proportionally large and very impressive. The stone has almost certainly been uprooted and moved to its current field-edge location.

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Marked Sites

Directions

From Bagenalstown take the R724 east. Take the third left and then turn right at the t junction. When you reach a sharp left hand bend you will see a lane going to the right. These items are about 30 m down this lane on the left.

Random Gazetteer

A Selection of Other Bullaun Stones

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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