Ashtown : Standing Stone

CountyWaterford
Grid RefS 360 090
GPSS 36001 08976 (5m)
Longitude7° 28' 22.89" W
Latitude52° 13' 53.27" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCarrick-On-Suir (13.6 Km)
OS Sheet75
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 5th May 2007

Like the pair of stones to the north in the same townland the views here are dominated by Croughaun Hill to the northeast and the Monaghvullagh Mountains to the west. The field slopes very gently to the south but the southern (and eastern) views are blocked by trees and hedgerows.

The stone itself is a conglomerate about 1.4m tall. It is shaped like a wedge of cheese, with the point upwards.

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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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