'Mullyard' : Standing Stone

Grid RefH 798 311
Longitude6° 46' 35.06" W
Latitude54° 13' 21" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKeady (5.6 Km)
OS Sheets28, 28B
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 16th June 2002

This stone is thought to have been part of a tomb that is no more, due to some other stones that once lay here with it. This, however, seems very unlikely. Both Anthony and I were in agreement that if it was from a tomb then it must have been from a portal and the location just doesn't feel right for a portal tomb.

The stone itself, which is now in a field boundary, is 2m tall and rectangular in both plan and profile, measuring 1m across by 30cm deep. It is aligned north - south. There is a noticable step outwards where it meets the ground.

It gives the impression of once being part of a stone row and not a tomb.

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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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