Lugnagappul : Ogham Stone

Grid RefQ 542 003
Longitude10° 7' 46.96" W
Latitude52° 8' 7.55" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownAnascaul (5.6 Km)
OS Sheet70
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 10th August 2002

These stones really are a treat. For one thing they are in a very surprising location i.e. at the end of a low cairn which has some traces of quartz stones dotted about its surface.

There are three stones in a row across the east edge of this cairn. They are all water rolled stones giving them no edges for the ogham to be written along and so you have to insert your own vertical line to see the characters.

The south-most stone is plane, but the other two have quite plain writing on them. The complete egg-shaped one reads GOSSUCTTIAS and the split one reads ISCUNAS or GAMICUNAS (Weir).

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The field in which these stones stand has the curious name of "Pairc na Foladh", which means 'the Field of Blood'.

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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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