Banagher : Stone Circle

Grid RefN 466 998
GPSN 46627 99751 (8m)
Longitude7° 17' 23.36" W
Latitude53° 56' 41.79" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCavan (6.9 Km)
OS Sheet34
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 14th October 2006

This stone circle is pretty ruined. Just a few stones remain in place. It is part of a small complex of sites on the southern part of Slieve Glah.

The stones that remain vary in height from 40cm to just over 1m. The circle would have been about 16m in diameter. A concrete sign telling people that the site is protected from being damaged ironically stands at the centre of the circle.

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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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