'Glencolmcille - station 12' : Cross Pillar

TownlandDrumroe
CountyDonegal
Grid RefG 542 850
GPSG 54178 85026 (3m)
Longitude8° 42' 39.64" W
Latitude54° 42' 40.03" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCarrick (7.9 Km)
OS Sheet10
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Glencolumbkille - Gleanncholmcille - Monastic Settlement
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Visit Notes

Wednesday, 28th July 2010

One last cross pillar before we go back to the campsite and what a lovely one this is. It was starting to get a little dark when we got here, so it was a bit difficult to spot at first, but look out for the bungalow at a t-junction and you'll find this pillar.

The pillar is a little over 1m tall and is decorated on both sides. One side has a double square pattern on it, while the other has a motif with a square section and a curvy bit below. The decoration does not leap out at you as the stone is very weathered. I did manage to get good images of it with side flash, so in the right light you should be able to see the designs with the naked eye - we certainly couldn't in the growing gloom of dusk.

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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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