'St. Mochta's Church' : Church

TownlandLouth
CountyLouth
Grid RefH 955 014
Longitude6° 32' 42.42" W
Latitude53° 57' 10.97" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownLouth (0.4 Km)
OS Sheet36
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 16th June 2002

This old church is a fantastic building, tastefully surrounded by a wall to protect it from the marauding cattle that share the field with it. It is a shame that the wall does not provide more space around it though.

Inside is quite fantastic. There is just one window - in the east wall, a small cubby hole in the north wall and a wonderful arched roof, which when compared with the tall pointed gables makes the roof extremely think. On the floor inside the door is a holed stone.

One thing that adds to this place is the fact that it stands in the shadow of the very picturesque ruins of St. Mary's Priory.

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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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