'Baltinglass Abbey' : Church

Grid RefS 868 889
Longitude6° 42' 31.11" W
Latitude52° 56' 38.12" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBaltinglass (0.4 Km)
OS Sheet61
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 10th March 2002

I drive past here so often that I cannot believe I have never stopped to take a look. Well today I did and what a place!

The building is quite huge ans in a wonderful state of ruin. Idyllically sited next to the river it would be a great place for a summer picnic.

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Drive into Baltinglass from the north along the N81 and you will see the abbey on your left hand side across the river. The best approach is to drive into the large open square in the center, park and walk from there.

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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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