Carrowmore : High Cross

CountyDonegal
Grid RefC 516 457
GPSC 51621 45745 (5m)
Longitude7° 11' 17.1" W
Latitude55° 15' 21.54" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCuldaff (3.8 Km)
OS Sheet3
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Visit Notes

Saturday, 27th October 2007

A road now bisects the remains of the early monastic settlement at Carrowmore. This high cross is on the southern side of the road. It is only 3m tall, but it is massively bulky. It is not decorated.

The field is occupied by sheep, but this has not stopped nettles and other assorted weeds from growing up around the base of the cross. There is a small pile of stones around the base of the cross, but these are not there to hold it up.

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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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