'The Tampauns' : Stone Row or Alignment

TownlandReanadampaun Commons
Grid RefS 220 093
GPSS 22015 09285 (6m)
Longitude7° 40' 39.81" W
Latitude52° 14' 5.92" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownClonmel (13.4 Km)
OS Sheet75
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 23rd June 2007

I felt quite guilty that I'd seemed to have got the lady out of bed at the farmhouse. It was 10:30am, so I didn't expect that. She graciously gave me directions to the stones, though, so she obviosly wasn't too put out by my arrival.

This six-stone stoe row is now incorporated into a field ditch. It is aligned northeast-southwest and is 8m long. The stones are an odd arrangement. Starting from the southwest they are two rough stones, a squared off stone, a small pointy stone, another squared off stone and then another small pointy one. The last one is hidden behind a tree, so I didn't see it at first.

The field boundaries are all lined with tall trees here, which block most of the views. It does not appear that the row points at anything in particular. The view eastwards towards the Monavullagh Mountains is really nice.

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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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