Aghadoe : Ogham Stone

Grid RefV 935 927
Longitude9° 33' 12.77" W
Latitude52° 4' 34.02" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKillarney (3.9 Km)
OS Sheet78
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Aghadoe - Church
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 10th August 2002

The south wall of the church is just 2m high and lying on one section of it is an ogham stone. Next to this is a door capital and, on the opposite side, a relief stone carving showing the crucifixion, Mary and an angel.

The Ogham is very difficult to read and says BRRUANANN. This shows one feature common to several ogham stones, namely letter doubling. It has been speculated that this occurs because ogham carvers were paid by the letter and that the customers could rarely read ogham themselves.

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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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