Breen : Standing Stone

CountyAntrim
Grid RefD 122 340
GPSD 12208 34047 (5m)
Longitude6° 14' 24.54" W
Latitude55° 8' 27.21" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownArmoy (5.6 Km)
OS Sheet5
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 18th February 2007

This small, pointed stone is very much in the shadow of Knocklayd Mountain. It is one of many stones that encompass the mountain. If this group fully extended around the east side of the big round hill then they would be a candidate for the largest stone circle in the world!

This stone looks smaller than it is, because there is a pile of grass-covered stones piled up around its base. A little over 1m sticks up above these stones, but it is actually closer 1.6m high.

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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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