The Three Friars : Boulder Burial

Grid RefS 605 275
Longitude7° 6' 40.04" W
Latitude52° 23' 44.83" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMullinavat (5 Km)
OS Sheet76
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

The Three Friars - Ballynoony West - Stone Row or Alignment
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 9th December 2001

Located at the foot of the hill where the Three Friars stand this unassuming arrangement of rocks could be overlooked.

The NE-SW alignment of the point on the boulder indicates it may be a possible boulder burial.

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From Mullinavat take the R704 east. After 5km or so you will see the Three Friars stone row on the hill top to the right. Turn right and park. The burial is in the same field at the base of the hill.

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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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