Aghascrebagh : Ogham Stone

Grid RefH 618 839
GPSH 61783 83902 (8m)
Longitude7° 2' 29.75" W
Latitude54° 41' 57.54" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownOmagh (19.3 Km)
OS Sheet13
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 4th June 2005

This ohgam stone is signposted from the B46 at Greencastle and fairly easy to find. One word of caution though - there is no sign pointing into the field from the road, so you have to keep an eye out for it as you get near.

The stone stands oddly on a flat rock, supported by some rocks around its base. The inscription is very clear on one face, but quite worn on the adjoining face. This makes it impossible to read the inscription properly. Perhaps the right lighting conditions would reveal a bit more.

The stone is around 1.5m tall and situated on a northeast facing slope on the opposite side of the valley to the amazing ring cairn at Dun Ruadh (County Tyrone).

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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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