Skull : Standing Stone

CountyCork
Grid RefV 934 318
Longitude9° 32' 10.64" W
Latitude51° 31' 44.03" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownSkull (0.7 Km)
OS Sheet88
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 14th September 2003

Now I know that there is an exotic plant nursery in Skull. Having a passion for carnivorous plants I thought it would be too expensive for me to check the garden centre out, so I just looked at the stone and carried on.

This 1.7m tall, square sectioned stone stands alongside the driveway to the nursery and is very easy to find. Just follow the sign to The Standing Stone Gallery and Exotic Plant Centre.

The map shows that the stone is just 100m from the sea, but trees and buildings stop you being able to appreciate this view, which with the beaty of this coast should be really good.

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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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