Baltinglass : Standing Stone

CountyWicklow
Grid RefS 885 892
Longitude6° 40' 59.79" W
Latitude52° 56' 46.82" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBaltinglass (1.9 Km)
OS Sheet61
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Baltinglass Hill - Passage Tomb
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 10th March 2002

Just outside the wall that surrounds the passage tombs on Baltinglass Hill is this peculiar stone. It is about 1.5m tall.

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Saturday, 19th July 2008

I ventured over to this stone today, because today there was no risk of me being blown off the summit. This is a curious, curious stone and there are several others around it. From a distance these others look as though they could be in a circle, but closer inspections shows them to be fairly randomly placed.

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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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