Carrigeenshinnagh : Rock Art

Grid RefO 152 016
GPSO 15181 01593 (6m)
Longitude6° 16' 55.44" W
Latitude53° 3' 9.37" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownRoundwood (4.3 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Drummin - Rock Art
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 11th November 2007

Until I was looking at some obscure records I wasn't aware of this panel - nor was the landowner, despite it being just 50m from the parent site. I checked it out while Ken was taking some amazing photos of the other stone. The record has it as a 'Cup-Marked Stone', which usually means it only has cup-marks. However, close inspection quickly revealed a ring around one of the cups. As dusk approached side-flash revealed an extremely worn ring around another cup.

One side of the earthfast boulder has been quarried away in antiquity, probably destroying some of the overall design. The level of erosion of the surface could mean that some of the other cups once had rings around them, too.

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This site is in a different townland to the parent site, because, despite being within a stone's throw from it, the intervening field boundary is actually the border between Carrigeenshinnagh and Drummin townlands.

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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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