Duiske Abbey : High Cross

Grid RefS 710 438
Longitude6° 57' 12.28" W
Latitude52° 32' 27.59" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownGraiguenamanagh (0.1 Km)
OS Sheet68
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Friday, 29th March 2002

Although marked Abbey & Crosses on the OS there is so little of the abbey visible that I have only listed the crosses. A nearby plaque tells that the two crosses on display here were actually brought n from other sites in the area.

Both are quite splendid. One is very early and covered mainly in knot patterns. The other is probably later and has the usual biblical scenes.

Both cross heads have crucifixions on them and are of the solid wheel type.

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Duiske Abbey is in the center of Graiguenamanagh.

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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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