Gortnagulla : Stone Row or Alignment

CountyKerry
Grid RefV 568 837
GPSV 56809 83661 (7m)
Longitude10° 5' 4.76" W
Latitude51° 59' 11.97" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCahershiveen (10.7 Km)
OS Sheet83
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 15th September 2007

By the time I drove past this monument it was starting to drizzle. I had hoped to hunt out the rock art a couple of hundred metres away, but abandoned that plan.

Two out of the original three stones of this row still stand. The tallest has fallen and would have easily stood 2.5m high. The alignment is east-west and the stones rise in height with the lowest stone to the east. In that direction a rocky slope rises up, but the views to the are extensive. To the northwest is Knockadobar Mountain and to the southwest is Aghatubride Mountain. Been Hill and Teermoyle Mountain rise up to the east.

The area around this monument is littered with standing stones, stone rows and rock art. There is also a tomb on the slopes above it. I think you could spend two days just looking around here.

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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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