Kilbroney : Cross

Grid RefJ 188 196
Longitude6° 10' 59.58" W
Latitude54° 6' 42.02" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownWarrenpoint (4.8 Km)
OS Sheet29
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 23rd February 2003

This splendidly patterned cross is scandalously unprotected and weathering away fast! The knot work patterns that adorn it are fantastically executed. For best viewing come around midday.

Also in the graveyard look for two very nice graveslabs. One is on a child's grave and has beautiful little doodles on it, the other is a figure shaped slab.

In the newer section of the graveyard is a nicely housed holy well.

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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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