Trawlebane : Stone Circle

Grid RefW 042 478
Longitude9° 23' 6.23" W
Latitude51° 40' 28.6" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBantry (4.3 Km)
OS Sheet85
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 20th April 2003

You'll have to believe me when I say that this is a perfect five stone circle. The rason for this is that it is consumed within a ball of brambles. When you are actually there you can see the stones through the plants quite clearly, but on the photos it is not too clear.

It is a tiny circle, just 1.8m in diameter. The axial stone, situated at the south west, is long and low. The stones rise in height to around 1m tall, maybe a little more.

I am not sure if it's through neglect or for protection from the cattle in some way that the circle has been allowed to become overgrown, but I think I may well go back with a pair of garden shears to this one!

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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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