Raheen : Standing Stone

Grid RefO 038 234
Longitude6° 26' 40.85" W
Latitude53° 15' 2.97" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTallaght (6.5 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 12th May 2002

I've been trying to get to this stone for ages but the big gates across the track have always deterred me .... until now.

This large (2m tall) stone is very impressive indeed. It is 1.1m wide and deep, making a very large piece of stone! On the south face there are five shallow cup marks about one third of the way up.

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Take the N81 south from Dublin. Shortly after the junction with the N82 you will pass a hospital entrance. Take the next left just around the bend. Follow the road around to the right until you reach a large red gate on your right hand side. Park here and scramble over the wall and walk up the track. You will see a barn on the right. Walk past this and through the next gate. The stone is then 40m to your left.

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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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