'Misgaun Meva' : Standing Stone

Grid RefM 800 838
GPSM 80044 83809 (3m)
Longitude8° 18' 10.53" W
Latitude53° 48' 12.29" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownElphin (8.9 Km)
OS Sheet33
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Rath Cruachan - Rathcroghan - Rath
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 6th July 2003

What a sad site, and indeed a sad sight. This standing stone stands no more! I thought at first that this was the stone that is said to mark the burial place of King Dathi, the last pagan High King of Ireland - but it isn't. Phew!

The stone would be about 2.5m tall if re-erected.

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Saturday, 24th July 2010

This was site 3 on the Megalithomania 2010 Meet-Up. We stood in the rain and tried to decide whether the rounded end or the concave end was originally the top. From the small stones in the ground at the rounded end it looks as if this end went into the ground - the small stones being the packing stones used to keep it upright (the word "FAIL") springs to mind.

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IMPORTANT! This is not the stone that marks the burial of King Daithi. I was mistaken on my first visit.

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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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