Donaghmore : High Cross

Grid RefH 768 654
Longitude6° 48' 48.75" W
Latitude54° 31' 51.82" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownAughnacloy (16.8 Km)
OS Sheet19
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Donaghmore - Bullaun Stone
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 8th June 2003

Due to rain I decided to head home and for some reason chose a route through Donaghmore, I don't know why. I hadn't really "looked' at the map and I had actually forgotten that there was a high cross here. The cross is hard to miss however, because it stands right at a very busy road junction, where i needed to turn left.

The top of the cross head has been broken off and a lot of the panels are very eroded. Several are still clearly discernable though, including Adam & Eve, and the sacrifice of Isaac amongst others. a sign by the side of it is very informative and indicates what all the panels are supposed to be.

In 2001 a 'replica' cross was erected in the graveyard behind the original. This is very good but the carving is too shallow, but still worth looking at. I wonder what this copy will look like in 1000 years time ...

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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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