'Anchorite's Cell' : Miscellaneous Site

TownlandFore
CountyWestmeath
Grid RefN 509 704
Longitude7° 13' 46.55" W
Latitude53° 40' 50.99" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCastlepollard (4.5 Km)
OS Sheet41
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 9th June 2002

Above the church on the hill overlooking the valley is the Anchorite's Cell which is said to be where St. Feichin lived.

I assume from this that the building has been altered many times since because it certainly does not look old enough for this to be the case.

Above the door (at the west end) is a very odd inscription and carved beastie.

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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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