Clodagh : Stone Circle

Grid RefW 153 500
Longitude9° 13' 30.56" W
Latitude51° 41' 46.19" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDrimoleague (4.9 Km)
OS Sheets85, 89
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 20th April 2003

This is a lovely little compact seven stone circle. Well, it could be a nine stone circle, but I think two of the stones are broken into two pieces. It is situated on a little shelf on the side of a hill, just 30m above the road, in a lush field. The axial stone is extremely low, just 25cm or so. The stones form a full ring, so there is no entrance opposite the axial stone.

On the top of the stones that are still standing (one, maybe two have fallen inwards) there is a small quartz pebble. The inside of the 2m diameter central area contains a small smattering of field clearance, but not an excessive amount.

To the south west, parallel to the axis of the stone circle, are a pair of outlying stones that are of similar height to those of the circle - no taller than 1m.

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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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