'St. Bridget's Well And The Spout' : Holy Well

TownlandKilcullen
CountyKildare
Grid RefN 842 095
Longitude6° 44' 30.97" W
Latitude53° 7' 45.89" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallymore Eustace (8.5 Km)
OS Sheet55
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 10th February 2002

Situated right beside the road bridge over the Liffey well head is in quite a picturesque location. The whole riverside walk was apparently done up in 2000 and consequently vandalised in 2001.

I have since found out that the well is further along the bank than the spout by some 250m. I will stop off again next time I'm passing.

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Directions

Park in Kilcullen and walk towards the road bridge across the Liffey. The Well & Spout are clearly sign posted.

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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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