'Knocknaneirk - NE' : Stone Circle

Grid RefW 371 632
Longitude8° 54' 44.15" W
Latitude51° 49' 3.59" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCrookstown (6.1 Km)
OS Sheet86
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 23rd June 2002

This is another beautiful 5 stoner. The whole circle looks really odd because of the huge size of the stone compared to its small, 5m diameter.

One of the stones has beautiful solution pits in the top and strange axe shaped hollows on its flank. The four taller stones stand some 1.6m tall and the recumbent is 1.5m in length and 1.1m high.

The recunbent stone is very nice and has a step in its top facing inwards making it a perfect altar.

Very, very nice indeed!

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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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