Slatt Lower : Standing Stone

CountyLaois
Grid RefS 573 831
Longitude7° 8' 54.53" W
Latitude52° 53' 44.75" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallynan (9 Km)
OS Sheet61
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 14th April 2002

If we actually found this then it's been moved to make way for a new house. The stone now stands at the road side next to the driveway behind a telegraph pole. The piece mentioned in the inventory as being possibly a broken off piece stands next to it.

It is 1.2m tall and 40cm across.

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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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