Castletown : Standing Stone

Grid RefJ 030 084
Longitude6° 25' 42.74" W
Latitude54° 0' 52.13" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDundalk (2.1 Km)
OS Sheet36
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 27th January 2002

From the map it appears that this stone should be visible from the road, but it isn't. High hedges and the fact that it is just 90cm tall prevent this.

The best way to see it is to walk up the path to Castletown Motte, it is about 75m up the path on the right, 15m into the field.

It is quite a stumpy little stone some 60cm along each side.

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Marked Sites


From Dundalk take the N52 south and turn onto the R178 almost immediately. Take the third right hand turn and continue for around 1.5km. There are signs directing you to the motte that point up a track on the left hand side just after some sort of army base gateway. Walk up this path and look into the field on your right and you will see the stone.

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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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