Rochestown : Standing Stone

CountyKilkenny
Grid RefS 675 196
Longitude7° 0' 35.57" W
Latitude52° 19' 26.32" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownNew Ross (9.2 Km)
OS Sheet76
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 9th December 2001

This one of those stones that makes you weep! Sat in a the manicured front garden of a new bungalow this stone should be weeping.

A very sad sight (new bungalows that is ... when will people learn they look horrible and do not belong in rural areas like this?). The stone just adds to the atmosphere of pending doom.

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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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