'St. Doolagh's Well' : Holy Well

Grid RefO 212 442
Longitude6° 10' 34.09" W
Latitude53° 26' 2.25" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMallahide (2.4 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

St. Doolagh's Church - Balgriffin - Church
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 2nd January 2011

I have lost my original notes for this well, so I'm kinda making it up again. Forgive me if I get anything wrong!

There are two wells here (or it might actually be 3!). One is attached to the only external baptismal site left in Ireland. There is a small pool next to the hexagonal building.

The other well is also in a small well house that stands next to the main building.

Access to the wells is through the church grounds.

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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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