Montiaghroe : Stone Circle

Grid RefH 194 693
Longitude7° 42' 0.02" W
Latitude54° 34' 17.57" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCastlederg (16.7 Km)
OS Sheet17
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 4th May 2002

It is such a shame that this circle has not had the same attention that nearby Drumskinny has. It is actually of the same design as Drumskinny, with a small cairn to one side and at least one tangential stone row.

Now it just stands half buried in a bog. The tallest visible stone is around 70cm, the smallest just 5cm. Although the photo graphs don't show it too well it is possible to make out the circle, cairn and one row when you are there.

Very much Drumskinny's much ignored little brother.

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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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