Donagh : Cross

Grid RefH 704 409
GPSH 70441 40908 (3m)
Longitude6° 55' 3.26" W
Latitude54° 18' 43.12" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownGlaslough (1.5 Km)
OS Sheets19, 28A, 28B
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Donagh - Church
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 8th May 2010

This is a very nice example of a wheel cross - a cross where the circular band around the head is filled in. It stands about 2m tall on a large, stepped base. The base is relatively large and contributes nearly half of the monument's height.

The east face has a crucifixion carved in relief, while the obverse is plain.

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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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