Montpelier : Standing Stone

CountyDublin
Grid RefO 115 236
GPSO 11463 23620 (7m)
Longitude6° 19' 47.4" W
Latitude53° 15' 4.5" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTallaght (4.5 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Montpelier - Hell Fire Club - Passage Tomb
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 23rd April 2006

A long time ago I read that there was a standing stone on the hilltop, but had assumed that these reports were referring to the one that was said to have been incorporated into the Hell Fire Club hunting lodge. This assumption was wrong.

A few yards from the trees to the southwest of the tombs lies a partly fallen stone. It is about 1.2m long and pointed. I have no doubt that this once stood up.

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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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