Leighlinbridge : Standing Stone

Grid RefS 696 655
Longitude6° 58' 10.1" W
Latitude52° 44' 10.2" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownLeighlinbridge (0.4 Km)
OS Sheet61
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 4th November 2001

This stone is magnificent and stands about 1.8 m tall. Hidden away behind a water tower it sits at the reflex corner of a field exactly where the two fences meet. There is a house currently being built in front of it which allowed me limited access through to see it. Once this is completed it may require finding a different route or asking at the house.

It is extremely pointed and is either covered in bird droppings or somebody still white washes the top. Judging by its position under the hawthorns it is probably the former.

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From Bagenalstown head north up the R705 to Leighlinbridge and turn right. Just after taking thr left turn at a fork you will see a water tower up on a ridge. The stone is behind that.

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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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