Killeenemer : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefR 776 067
Longitude8° 19' 39.87" W
Latitude52° 12' 42.23" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownNewtown (3.3 Km)
OS Sheet73
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 12th April 2003

What a great specimen. This is one that really does scream - This is a megalithic bullaun stone!

The rough, nobbly boulder has three very large bullauns in its upper surface; each one 30cm in diameter. Two are located towards one edge and the third actually breaks the opposite side - quite a common thing in multiple bullauns ... did this have purpose and meaning?

The stone is not an earthfast boulder and measures around 1.2m long by 50cm wide and is 50cm 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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