Cullenagh : Stone Circle

Grid RefW 151 519
Longitude9° 13' 42.64" W
Latitude51° 42' 47.55" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDrimoleague (6.5 Km)
OS Sheets85, 89
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 20th April 2003

Set some 30m from the road on the crown of a low low rise this circle is in a field next to a house. The house is possessed by a demon dog, which was making it very clear that it didn't want me to go into the field containing the stones. Being as he had access to the field and that the circle seemed to just consist of no more than two stones now I decided to be a chicken and not risk the wrath of the demon dog.

The two stones which are visible from the road look very promising. They appear to be an entrance stone and the next stone back of what would have been a finely proportioned five-stone circle.

When I got home and looked at the photographs (taken with extreme zoom passed the demon mutt) I could clearly see that the circle is in fact complete, but the centre is full of brambles and other various plants, which were hiding the stones on the other side. It looks like a very nice circle and I think I will have to go back and run the gauntlet of the demon dog.

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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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