'Knockaunnagorp' : Standing Stone

Townlandknockaunnagorp
CountyCork
Grid RefW 287 637
Longitude9° 2' 3.03" W
Latitude51° 49' 16.13" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDunmanway (12.4 Km)
OS Sheet86
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 23rd June 2002

What a great name for a place! What a lovely stone too.

This 2m high beauty stands on a promontory ridge and seems to dominate the landscape around it.

It has had some serious work done to it and at least three of the four sides are dressed. The one face curves beautifully inwards towards the top.

This is a very majestic stone and should be on anybody's list of ones to touch when they are in the area.

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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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