Clonfertmulloe : Standing Stone

CountyLaois
Grid RefS 231 901
Longitude7° 39' 22.33" W
Latitude52° 57' 40.41" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBorris in Ossory (3.1 Km)
OS Sheet54
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 22nd February 2004

Standing in the field between Kyle Cemetery (County Laois) and the stream to the west is this fairly mundane looking standing stone. Some very efficient looking barbed-wire made me decide not to take a closer look, but I would say that it is a little over 1m tall, 1m wide and 40cm think. The longer edge is aligned roughly north-south.

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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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