Turnaspidogy : Stone Row or Alignment

CountyCork
Grid RefW 189 666
Longitude9° 10' 37.09" W
Latitude51° 50' 45.14" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDunmanway (14.6 Km)
OS Sheet85
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 14th September 2003

Another opportunistic stop while driving past on my way home. Just two out of the three original stones still stand now. The other lies near by.

The taller of the stones still standing is around 2m tall, the shorter one just 2m. They are set on a little flat shelf on the side of a gentle slope. Modern farming and hedgerows have removed hints as to whythis spot was chosen as a site.

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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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