Anatrim : Holy Well

CountyLaois
Grid RefS 295 923
GPSS 29473 92299 (3m)
Longitude7° 33' 40.16" W
Latitude52° 58' 50.42" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBorris in Ossory (6.4 Km)
OS Sheet54
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Tuesday, 16th March 2010

It took me a while to locate this well. At first I looked by the nearby stream and saw a low, dry depression. I thought the well had gone. However, after a bit of searching I spotted a gap in the hedgerow at the roadside and then a couple of rough steps on the other side. Looking closer I saw the outlet of the holy well.

It is not well tended and is very scruffy. This may be due to it being winter time.

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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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