Kealduff Upper : Rock Art

Grid RefV 826 862
GPSV 82599 86183 (4m)
Longitude9° 42' 36.92" W
Latitude52° 0' 55.31" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMilltown (14.3 Km)
OS Sheet78
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 19th October 2008

This is a very difficult panel to reach, as it lies at the foot of a steep, rocky slope with sunken streams running down it. I fell into one of them and all the time you are surrounded by the sound of running water. Be very careful if you try to see this amazing panel.

The slab bearing the carvings is 2m x 2m, but it is not covered by designs. There are 8 or so designs spread over the surface with large areas of space between them. These include several very clear cup-and-ring motifs, one of which has a long gutter extending fron its centre.

The prize motif on this panel is an example of the design that is unique to this area - a multi-pointed starburst with rings at the ends of the arms. The arms are all different lengths making the motif very attractive.

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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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