Castlelanaght : Standing Stone

CountyCork
Grid RefW 486 611
GPSW 48628 61109 (7m)
Longitude8° 44' 41.19" W
Latitude51° 48' 0.17" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBandon (6.4 Km)
OS Sheets86, 87
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 23rd June 2002

This is an impressively large stone, again with a rough, jagged and pointed top. It is about 1.4m tall and 1.2m square in plan at its widest.

Its hard to concentrate on this stone though when there's a very impressive stone row just 200m away.

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Saturday, 9th July 2005

I only really came to this stone to take a GPS reading and to look across the fields at the stone row. I think this stone was placed here to mark the best place to view the row from. Perhaps ceremonies happened here with the stones in the row looking down.

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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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