Tihilly : High Cross

CountyOffaly
Grid RefN 304 290
Longitude7° 32' 37.94" W
Latitude53° 18' 37.52" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTullamore (5.2 Km)
OS Sheet48
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 30th June 2002

Standing to the east of a very ruined church at the rear of an old farmhouse, this cross id worn and broken, but still very attractively carved.

The majority of the cross is given over to some outstanding knotwork but there are two scriptural panels on the west face. These are Adam and Eve, a griffin and the crucifixion on the head. The cross stands a little over 3m tall.

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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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