Labbamologa Middle : Stone Circle

Grid RefR 763 176
Longitude8° 20' 51.09" W
Latitude52° 18' 34.7" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallylanders (6.9 Km)
OS Sheet73
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 12th April 2003

Occupying a prominent position of the hillside above the churches, this 'four-poster' stone circle seems to have all the right credentials (e.g. the NE stone is shorter than the rest), but early reports detail upto eight stones - unfortunately they don't indicate the layout.

The stones form a rectangle of 5m east-west and just 2m north-south. This, added to the possible extra stones, makes me think that it could have been an avenue.

The three tallest of the remaining stones are 1.5m tall (one is broken off and the fragment is at its base) and the fourth stone is 1.2m tall.

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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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