Ballyboher : Standing Stone

CountyWexford
Grid RefT 053 086
Longitude6° 27' 32.49" W
Latitude52° 13' 9.12" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownRosslare (7.8 Km)
OS Sheet77
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 9th December 2001

I was totally knocked back by the sheer scale of this giant. This is a huge stone. At over 2.5 m tall and 1.5 m in diameter it must weigh a lot. This is probably Wexford's biggest standing stone. An absolute monster!

This is a very huggable stone indeed but you would have to be a giant to get your arms around it.

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Directions

From The N25 take the R736 west. Turn right at the fifth turning (where the R736 turnd sharply right). The stone in on the left just after the next junction.

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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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