'Derrynablaha 4' : Rock Art

Grid RefV 762 774
GPSV 77315 77368 (5m)
Longitude9° 47' 2.55" W
Latitude51° 56' 6.1" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownSneem (12.8 Km)
OS Sheet78
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 18th November 2007

I was very pleased to find this stone. The decoration is very subtle, very unusual and very nice. Unlike most of the other panels in this townland this is not a flat surface, but a rounded boulder. The axis of the stone is northeast-southwest.

The main part decoration consists of a single cup-and-ring motif with one ring and two straight lines that are almost parallel and run away from the sides cup-and-ring. The cup-and-ring is on the west side of the stone and the lines run eastwards over the top of it.

A pile of dirt, peat and heather cover up some other carved lines, but there are no other cup-based designs.

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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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