Shrone Beg : Grave or Cross Slab

Grid RefW 139 883
GPSW 13873 88323 (5m)
Longitude9° 15' 19.24" W
Latitude52° 2' 25.17" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallydesmond (15.5 Km)
OS Sheet79
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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City of Shrone - Shrone Beg - Stone Fort
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 1st February 2009

Lying on the top of the cashel walls, facing into its centre and overlooked by a large statue of Mary, are a group of of cross slabs. They form part of a pattern that occurs on May 1st. During the pattern the participants trace out the crosses on the slabs with a pebble, so the markings are very deep and rough.

On the other side of the cashel interior there are two pieces of of exposed bedrock. These too have enscribed cross that get the same treatment as the cross slabs.

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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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