'Templeline' : Church

TownlandBallyline
CountyClare
Grid RefR 260 960
GPSR 25962 95991 (3m)
Longitude9° 6' 11.36" W
Latitude53° 0' 34.36" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCorrofin (7.7 Km)
OS Sheet51
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Wednesday, 17th March 2010

There are some sites you fall in love with no matter their condition. For me, this is one of those sites. Like nearby Templecronan (County Clare), this little church is nestled in a dip away from prying eyes. Unlike Templecronan this site is in a poor state of repair, with its walls standing no more than 1m or so high and the inside full of the rest of the walls. The one thing that adds that little something special to its character is the fine lintelled doorway that still stands. You can sit uncomfortably inside the church and look through the doorway across the landscape and see the cairn at Leana (County Clare) (I think it's this one.)

The church sits in the centre of a round platform that has butts up to a 5m high cliff, which is what give the site its privacy. We had lunch here and enjoyed 30 minutes just sitting and chatting. What a great place.

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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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