'Glasnamullen' : Holy Well

TownlandGlassnamullen
CountyWicklow
Grid RefO 205 093
Longitude6° 11' 59.6" W
Latitude53° 7' 14.36" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownRoundwood (6.1 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 14th October 2001

This is the first Holy Well that I have decided to visit. A quite stream side location next to a bridge. I think the road here is very old and so this site was a place where travelers would have made offering to the water as they crossed. Later Christianisation of this much earlier holy place followed, as usual.

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Monday, 31st December 2001

I revisited this site while passing to re-take the photographs which turned out very dark the first time.

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Directions

From Enniskerry take the R760 Take the second right passed Long Hill. The bridge is just after the first left hand turn.

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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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