Aghowle Lower : Bullaun Stone

Grid RefS 933 693
GPSS 93261 69291 (5m)
Longitude6° 37' 5.36" W
Latitude52° 46' 0" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownShillelagh (5.8 Km)
OS Sheet62
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Aghowle Lower - Church
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 7th January 2007

This bulllaun stone is in the middle of a field 100m southeast of the church and it's a beauty!

There are three complete bullauns along its length and a fourth that breaks the north edge of the stone. The earthfast boulder is 1.8m long (east to west) and 80cm wide. The three complete bullauns are each around 30cm in diameter. There aren't really any views to speak of, because the field dips down to where the stone is.

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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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