Dargan : Stone Row or Alignment

Grid RefG 701 288
GPSG 70089 28805 (4m)
Longitude8° 27' 30.44" W
Latitude54° 12' 25.98" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCollooney (3.2 Km)
OS Sheet25
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Tuesday, 30th December 2008

This row has three stones in it and is aligned north-south. It stands beside a forest track alongside a fairly popular walking route.

The northernmost stone has fallen and lies half-buried. I would have stood around 1.4m tall.

The southernmost stone is a small, pointed one - like a wedge of cheese standing on end. It is just 50cm or so tall.

The central stone is rectangular insection and stands 1.6m tall.

The rows location could mean that it is a modern construction, but I don't think it is (anything's possible).

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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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