Killamery : High Cross

CountyKilkenny
Grid RefS 377 361
Longitude7° 26' 42.4" W
Latitude52° 28' 30.43" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCarrick-On-Suir (14.3 Km)
OS Sheet67
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Tuesday, 18th December 2001

There is just a cross and church marked on the map here but there is so much more. Next to the cross are two bullauns (one holed right through) that sit quietly at its base.

There is also a beautiful cross slab fastened in a somewhat undignified manner to a block of concrete.

Down some steps is what appears to be a small standing stone but closer inspection shows that it marks a spring head. It has been worked on the rear to form a little canopy for the spring. Perhaps it was a much older stone.

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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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