'Holy Island' : Lake or Island

Grid RefR 697 850
Longitude8° 27' 1.71" W
Latitude52° 54' 54.13" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMountshannon (2.4 Km)
OS Sheet58
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This site has subsites

Inishcealtra - Bullaun StoneInishcealtra - Bullaun Stone
Inishcealtra - Bullaun StoneInishcealtra - Round Tower
Inishcealtra - High CrossInishcealtra - Bullaun Stone
Inishcealtra - Bullaun StoneOur Lady's Well - Inishcealtra - Holy Well
St. Brigit's Church - Inishcealtra - ChurchSt. Caimin's Church - Inishcealtra - Church
St. Mary's Church - Inishcealtra - ChurchThe Bargaining Stone - Inishcealtra - Rock Outcrop
The Church of the Wounded Men - Inishcealtra - ChurchThe Confessional - Inishcealtra - Church
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 3rd July 2005

I have decided to split Inishcaltra, or Holy Island, and create a sub-site for each of the building and monuments on it. They are so diverse that I feel they deserve it.

These consist of several churches, a high cross, a holy well, seven bullaun stones and a real oddity known as the Bargaining Stone.

(see fig. ) I will also update this post later with a few selected bits from the island's history. This will obviously take quite some time, as I want to post the sites and images before embarking upon this. (see fig. )

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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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