Greatisland : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefS 687 165
GPSS 68733 16526 (4m)
Longitude6° 59' 32.73" W
Latitude52° 17' 46.32" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownWaterford (9.6 Km)
OS Sheet76
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 24th February 2008

There were two bullaun stones recorded for the townland of Greatisland, neither of which seem reachable. For some reason I decided to look in the graveyard between the two sites and found these things. Just inside the gate there is a collection of oddments, one of which could be a bullaun stone made into a font.

As well as the possible font there are a few old grave slabs and a carved head. I'll come back one day and ask at the nearby houses about the bullauns, but there was no body at home today.

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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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