'Brittas II' : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefS 976 950
Longitude6° 32' 46.25" W
Latitude52° 59' 48.73" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDonard (5.2 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Brittas - Bullaun Stone
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 7th December 2002

This single bullaun is just yards from the other one here at Brittas, but it does not appear on the OS maps nor does it appear in the Archaeological Inventory for county Wicklow, so it appears that I have discovered a prviously unrecorded stone.

I was just walking away from the other stone, very happy that I'd found it, when the edge of a depression caught my eye peeping out from beneath the moss and grass. We quickly peeled it back to reveal a shallow, 25cm diameter bullaun. The cup is situated at one end of a long, slim, earth fast boulder, like the eye on a needle.

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Sunday, 5th December 2004

This stone has now sadly grown over again. The photos shown here could well remain the only ones ever taken of it.

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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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