Kiltrassy : Standing Stone

CountyKilkenny
Grid RefS 408 321
Longitude7° 23' 59.91" W
Latitude52° 26' 20.22" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCarrick-On-Suir (10.1 Km)
OS Sheet67
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Tuesday, 18th December 2001

This is marked as a standing stone on the map, but I doubt that it is. It appears to be more likely part of a tomb. There are numerous other large slab like rocks littering the floor within 50 m.

The broad face is extremely vandalised with modern carvings, which ruins the stone completely. The saving grace is the proximity of the babbling brook just 20 m or so away.

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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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