Burren : Rock Art

Grid RefH 076 353
GPSH 07579 35270
Longitude7° 53' 1.21" W
Latitude54° 15' 58.03" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownSwanlinbar (14.2 Km)
OS Sheet26
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Burren - Rock Art
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 29th June 2008

This panel is a bit less obvious than its neighbour, but is easy to find when you know it's there. From the other panel face uphill and slightly to you left - this carving is on the largest stone that you can see about 10m from you.

The boulder has a narrow shelf on the west side and this is where the motif is. Someone seems to have highlighted it with white paint at some time.

The motif itself is quite rare: an unfinished rosette. There are only a handful of rosettes known in Ireland. In the design there is a cluster of three cup-marks surrounded by a single ring. Around the outside of this ring there are several more cup-marks. In a full rosette there would be a complete ring of cup-marks and another ring around the outside of these.

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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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