Ballyhussa : Standing Stone

CountyWaterford
Grid RefS 430 083
Longitude7° 22' 14.4" W
Latitude52° 13' 29.59" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCarrick-On-Suir (14 Km)
OS Sheet75
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 31st March 2002

This is an odd stone, apparently of a slate like substance. It is about 1.8m tall, 30cm wide and just 10cm thick.

Thankfully, it is protected from the cattle that share the field with it.

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Directions

From Kilmacthomas take the N25 east for around 3km and turn left. Turn right at the next crossroads and continue until you reach the next left turn. The stone can be seen in the field after this junction.

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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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