'Molly's Cross Roads' : Standing Stone

Grid RefS 870 773
Longitude6° 42' 31.57" W
Latitude52° 50' 22.81" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTullow (4.6 Km)
OS Sheet61
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Friday, 29th March 2002

Another of the Carlow grooved stones. This one, however, is quite different to the others because it is almost slab-like. It is wider North-south.

It stands over 2m tall and has grooves around its top on the west face, which are not visible from the road. It is 80cm wide and 30cm thick. It is possible that the stone once stood taller than it is now.

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Marked Sites


From Baltinglass take the N81 south and pass through Rathvilly until you reach the R727. Turn left and head east for 600m to the first cross roads and turn right. After just 450m you will pass a farmyard. The stone is in the next field along and visible from the road.

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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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