Knocknakilla : Standing Stone

Grid RefW 288 850
GPSW 28846 85033 (5m)
Longitude9° 2' 11.27" W
Latitude52° 0' 46.38" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBoherboy (16.4 Km)
OS Sheet79
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 28th March 2004

You don't see this stone when driving from Glantane East NE (County Cork) to Knocknakilla (County Cork) because it's over your right shoulder and behind you before you get chance to look. However, driving the other way you can't help but see it. Very nice!

Standing on a west facing slope it offers a very nice view of the mounatins all around. It is about 1.6m tall and rectangular in section. It has a certain elegence to it that's hard to quantify. I think it is just its proportions are so well balanced. It was also a very nice spot to watch the orange-ing sun finally dip behind the mountains to the west.

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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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