'The Dailteen Stone' : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefN 955 034
Longitude6° 34' 29.88" W
Latitude53° 4' 21.76" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDonard (6.2 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 15th September 2002

Another enigma for you. Why has this flat rock got a name? Most odd.

It stands, or rather squats, at a bend in the road and is said to get its name from the fact that it used to be used as a card table by some old men - Dailteen derives from a word for 'layabout' or something.

It is around 70cm high and has a flat surface measuring 1.8m x 2m.

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Sunday, 10th September 2006

To reach The Piper's Stones (County Wicklow) and its neighbours you need to park by this stone. As I was walking past it I noticed a small bullaun in its upper surface. The bullaun is a very small one, just 5cm deep and 10-15cm across.

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From the N81 turn into Hollywood. Continue along the R756 for 2.3km after Hollywood and there is a road upto Toor on the right. Follow this and turn right at the t-junction. Continue around until you are by a red brick house on the left. You should see the stone in front of you.

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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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