'Cashelkeelty 2' : Stone Circle

Grid RefV 747 576
GPSV 74728 57594 (8m)
Longitude9° 48' 52.13" W
Latitude51° 45' 24.5" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownLauragh (2.9 Km)
OS Sheet84
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Cashelkeelty 1 - Stone Circle
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 5th September 2004

I was confused by this site, but I think I've worked it out now. Three stones still stand here - one taller (2.5m) and two short ones. Next to the shorter stones is what looks like a bit of rock outcrop, bu it is in fact the fallen axial stone of the circle and the two shoter stones (1.2m) are also part of the circle. The tall stone is an outlier or perhaps part of a damaged row.

To the northwest is a huge, rounded rock outcrop that dominates this and the other circle at Cashelkeelty 1 (County Kerry). The views to the north across to The Dingle are fabulous. It might be an arduous climb, but it's worth it.

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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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