Donagh : Church

CountyMonaghan
Grid RefH 705 409
GPSH 70454 40910 (3m)
Longitude6° 55' 2.54" W
Latitude54° 18' 43.17" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownGlaslough (1.4 Km)
OS Sheets19, 28A, 28B
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Visit Notes

Saturday, 8th May 2010

I visited this site just at the right time, because the graveyard had very recently been tended and it looked great.

On the drive up the farm lane you can see the iron gates to the graveyard ahead of you, which give s a certain sense of destination as you approach. There is a nice parking area right by the gates. Once in the graveyard you have the ruins of the church in front of you, mature trees all around and the wheel cross just to your right.

The church buildings are very ruined. There seem to be two joined structures, which now house graves. As well as the lovely cross there are two cross bases. I was unable to locate the cup-marked stone mentioned in the Monaghan inventory.

It is worth spending some time looking at the gravestones here. There are some wonderful examples with a rich variety of styles.

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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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