Kealduff Upper : Rock Art

Grid RefV 626 864
GPSV 62601 86390 (3m)
Longitude10° 0' 5.34" W
Latitude52° 0' 45.49" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownAnascaul (15.9 Km)
OS Sheets83, 78
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 19th October 2008

This 2m x 1m sloping table of rock stands in a very rocky field near to some farm buildings. Two fine panels in a neighbouring field are now overgrown.

When I first saw this panel there were just two motifs visible: a very worn cup-and-ring design near to the high end and a cup-and-ring design in somewhat better condition. However, lurking beneath the turf line we uncovered several more extraordinarily beautiful motifs. The pick marks are still visible in these.

As mentioned, there are many large stones in the same field, but none of these seem to have designs on them. This stone is at the lower end of the field roughly in the centre.

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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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