Carrigeenduff : Bullaun Stone

CountyWicklow
Grid RefO 146 030
GPSO 14630 03047 (4m)
Longitude6° 17' 23.15" W
Latitude53° 3' 56.81" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownRoundwood (4.5 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 9th February 2008

This is a nice double bullaun stone that is hidden away in a little copse of deciduous trees a few metres above the Inchavore River that flows down into Lough Dan. It is on the opposite side of the valley to the cup marked stone also in Carrigeenshinnagh (County Wicklow).

The stone is earthfast and a little over 1.2m in length. The two basins are 35cm in diameter. Being under trees they don't have much chance of collecting a lot of water and were both full of leaf mould when I arrived. The covering of trees, even devoid of leaves at this time of year, makes this spot a pleasant place to be. Dotted around the stone there are many more boulders and lumps of rock, but none of them have any markings. I was expecting to find a second bullaun here, but it looks like this is a lone stone.

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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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