'Ardmore - Ogham Stones' : Ogham Stone

TownlandArdmore
CountyWaterford
Grid RefX 189 774
Longitude7° 43' 30.33" W
Latitude51° 56' 54.65" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownYoughal (8.1 Km)
OS Sheet82
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Ardmore - Round Tower
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 23rd June 2002

Now moved inside the church building are these two ogham stones. One of them has been erected in a niche in the wall to offer protection to it. This one is a very nice, square sectioned stone about 1.2m high with ogham script on all four edges.

The other one lies on the floor looking rather lost and abandoned. This is of extremely phallic shape - I hope that this is not the reason why this one has not been put on display properly. The ogham on this is very hard to see.

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On my visit to Ardmore on Sunday 4th February, 2007 the church was locked and I could not get in to see the ogham stones again. I do not know if it is possible to get the key from anywhere locally.

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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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