Maumanorig : Ogham Stone

Grid RefQ 386 017
Longitude10° 21' 28.97" W
Latitude52° 8' 37.21" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallyferriter (4.1 Km)
OS Sheet70
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 10th August 2002

This is slightly more than an ogham stone, but I do not have a catagory for 'cross enscribed ogham stone' - where would it end!?

This large boulder has a flat face that looks west. Upon this face is an expanded cross in a circle. The cross is deeply carved and the circle makes the quarters of the raised section look like a huge boss.

Running up one side of the boulder and across the top (above the cross) is the ogham inscription. This does not follow an edge and has had the centre line carved in with it. The inscription reads: ANM COLMAN AILITHIR (the name of Colman the Pilgrim - Weir).

The stone stands inside a round enclosure about 40m in diameter, along with some rubble, from which no structural forms are discernable beneath the grass.

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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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