St. Mullins : High Cross

Grid RefS 729 380
GPSS 72916 37984 (3m)
Longitude6° 55' 35.21" W
Latitude52° 29' 18.54" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownGraiguenananagh (6 Km)
OS Sheet68
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

St. Mullins - Monastic Settlement
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 14th February 2010

This is a very sweet and petite high cross. The large sign at the entrance to the graveyard speculates that there were probably more on the site originally.

The 1.3m tall cross stands on a carved, circular stone plinth. The decoration on the base is very Celtic in design. One arm of the cross is missing, but you can clearly see that the east face has a Crucifixion scene on it. The rear of the cross is badly damaged, but the remnants of a fine Celtic pattern can be seen. The decoration on the sides and above/below the Crucifixion is also Celtic.

You have to hunt for this cross a bit. It is right at the rear of the whole site, tucked away behind one of the churches. The hunt is well worth it!

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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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