Aghoo : Kist

Grid RefH 135 089
Longitude7° 47' 38.28" W
Latitude54° 1' 44.65" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallinamore (2.6 Km)
OS Sheets27A, 34
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 13th October 2002

This curio is not marked on the OS maps and I only found out about it via another web site. Its current location is not original - it was rebuilt at the side of the canal where is was discovered during the construction of the waterway.

An almost triangular capstone sits atop three 1m tall pillars, forming a sort of tripod table. Easy to get to and worth a visit if you are passing for the 'oddness' factor.

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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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