Graigue : Standing Stone

Grid RefQ 530 004
Longitude10° 8' 50.17" W
Latitude52° 8' 9.64" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownAnascaul (6.7 Km)
OS Sheet70
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 26th May 2007

This is a mighty stone that looks as if it has been struck by lightning. The stone is split in two down its entire height, with the separated half leaning out to the northwest, giving it the appearance of a big tick (the sort your teaching put next to your work, not a great big stone louse!)

Again, rain stopped me from entering the field here, but when viewed from the road to the south with a backdrop of glorious mountains it's still a great stone to see. I would say that the stone is at least 3.5m tall.

Although there is a standing stone (Gallan) marked on the OS map in this townland, this is not that stone. This stone is 200m west of the little red dot.

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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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