Inishcealtra : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefR 699 852
GPSR 69859 85219 (5m)
Longitude8° 26' 53.28" W
Latitude52° 55' 1.24" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMountshannon (2.1 Km)
OS Sheet58
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Holy Island - Inishcealtra - Lake or Island
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 3rd July 2005

I spent quite some time searching for two of the bullauns on the slopes to the north of the main monastic complex without success. When I returned to the boat I commented on this to the ferryman, who then volunteered to show me where they are. Many thanks to him for taking time to do this. Hes extremely knowledgeable about the island and has produced a nice little booklet about it that is well worth buying.

This bullaun stone is tucked away beneath some brambles to one side of a clump of trees and is extremely difficult to find if you dont know where it is. Hopefully my GPS reading and the photos will help other to locate it.

This shallow bullaun is a massive 50cm plus across and nearly takes up the whole of the stones upper surface. Unfortunately, one side of it has broken off.

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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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