Kildare : High Cross

Grid RefN 728 124
GPSN 72828 12446 (3m)
Longitude6° 54' 40.12" W
Latitude53° 9' 27.21" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKildare (0.7 Km)
OS Sheet55
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Kildare - Round Tower
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 24th January 2010

This is a tall, but undecorated high cross. It stands at least 6m tall on a very tall base (the base is over 1m tall).

As it is so plain there is little to say about visiting it in the fog other than to mention its size. It can be found to the north of the cathedral in the graveyard. You really can't miss it unless you're standing behind the round tower!

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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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