'Kildreenagh 2' : Cross

TownlandKildreenagh
CountyCarlow
Grid RefS 751 632
GPSS 75107 63230 (4m)
Longitude6° 53' 18.48" W
Latitude52° 42' 54.13" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBagenalstown (4.9 Km)
OS Sheet61
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Kildreenagh - Bullaun Stone
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 4th November 2001

The location of this great pair of attractions took no finding at all. Actually spotting them once there did. I walked up and down the lane looking into the field expecting to see a high cross or something I suppose. Instead, built into the wall I finally spotted a little niche and in that niche a great cross, almost camouflaged into the dry stone wall. What got me really excited was the inclusion of a little water trough too.

The proximity of these two water related sites, one pagan one very early Christian is simply superb. If you're in the area check them out.

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Sunday, 6th January 2008

I'm very happy that I stopped here again. I had forgotten how large this cross head really is. Time twists your memory somewhat and I had remembered this as being just 50cm or so in diameter. My earlier photos don't give a different impression either, so I was quite surprised when I walked up to it and saw that it is actually over 1m in diameter.

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Like this monument

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 Crosses

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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