Churchclara : Ogham Stone

CountyKilkenny
Grid RefS 578 563
Longitude7° 8' 44.81" W
Latitude52° 39' 17.59" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownGowran (6.4 Km)
OS Sheet67
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 30th November 2003

Two ogham stones have been built into the fabric of this church. The easiest one to locate is in the east wall layed horizontally below the east window. The inscription seems unreadable, but one reference to it states that McAllister read it as "TASEGAGNI [MAQ]I MUCOI MACORBO" and notes that both stones include 'AGNI'.

The second stone (which I did not know was present when I visited, but noticed it myself, only to find that someone else had already spotted it) also lies horizontally, but near to ground level to the east of the north door.

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CISP Entry

The entry relating to the church on the CISP database.
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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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