Gurranebawn : Standing Stone

Grid RefV 468 790
Longitude10° 13' 41.45" W
Latitude51° 56' 31.66" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCahershiveen (0.5 Km)
OS Sheet83
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 15th September 2007

The OS map has this townland down as Garranebane, but a sign by the gate into the field that this stone stands in says it's Gurranebawn. I'm trusting local knowledge and using the latter name. The sign also clearly states that this is private property and that there is no entry. However, you can clearly see the stone from the edge of the field.

It's dificult to be accurate from 75m away, but the stone looks to be about 2.5m tall and has a rectangular cross-section. It stands on a gentle northwest-facing slope overlooking Valencia Harbour and Cahershiveen just below it.

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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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