Crobane : Standing Stone

Grid RefJ 121 279
Longitude6° 16' 57.16" W
Latitude54° 11' 15.78" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMayobridge (3.6 Km)
OS Sheet29
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 3rd March 2002

This stone is a phallic wonder! The only detraction is the proximity of the bungaloid dwelling just 20m away.

Rising to some 1.5m tall with a nicely curved top this stone, as seen from the road, is quite beautiful. When you get closer and walk around it it loses some of its obvious form.

With the mountains as a backdrop the serenity of this standing stone is quite special.

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From Newry take the A25 north east and then the B8 east. Turn left at the third opportunity and afer about 1km you will come to the brow of a hill. The stone is 20m to your left.

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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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