Cullomane : Stone Circle

Grid RefW 036 454
Longitude9° 23' 35.06" W
Latitude51° 39' 10.59" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBantry (5 Km)
OS Sheets85, 88
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 20th April 2003

This is a fine south westerly facing five stone circle. The only down side is that it is built into a field boundary and partially filled with rubbish. The axial stone and one of the adjacent stones are actually incorporated in the bank and the other three are surrounded by long grass and a few bushes, which all combine to make the large stones a little unclear.

They are all large stones, about 1.4m tall, and the circle is quite similar to Lettergorman S (County Cork). If it was cleared of the rubbish and especially if the field wall was moved back this would be one of the finest circles around.

It is not quite situated on the top of the ridge, but some 20m down the slope. Occupying a position on the top and inline with the axis is a square sectioned outlier, which is around 1.3m tall. Unfortunately a tree is growing between the circle and this stone, so the effect is lost now.

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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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