Massreagh : Bullaun Stone

CountyDonegal
Grid RefC 141 204
GPSC 14093 20413 (3m)
Longitude7° 46' 46.51" W
Latitude55° 1' 51.29" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKilmacrenan (0 Km)
OS Sheet6
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Friday, 30th July 2010

This is one of two bullaun stones said to be located on Kilmacrennan high street, but I couldn't find the other stone. This stone is located at the bottom of the hill in a laneway on the lefthand side (if you're coming down the hill towards the bridge.

The stone is shaped like an elongated egg and has a large 30cm basin at the wider end. There is a smaller cup-mark sized depression near the slimmer end.

A small, man made, hemi-spherical depression used as decoration on stones, usually no more than a few centimetres in diameter. They are quite often found with one or more rings around them.

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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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