Dysert : Church

CountyClare
Grid RefR 282 848
Longitude9° 4' 2.41" W
Latitude52° 54' 33.47" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCorrofin (3.9 Km)
OS Sheet57
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Visit Notes

Sunday, 30th March 2003

I really didn't mean to come here today, but I took the wrong road at Corofin and passed the end of the road leading to this site and so decided to pop in.

The church itself is quite late, but features an exquisite Romanesque doorway. A full half-circle of heads runs around the outside of some lozenges and other motifs. The capitals to the columns are sadly quite worn, but the above mentioned heads are great. Sadly, like most reconstructed doorways this one was rebuilt incorrectly.

The west window, which is quite high up and probably un-noticed by many visitors) also features a hotch-potch of Romanesque fragments.

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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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