Dysert : High Cross

Grid RefR 284 848
Longitude9° 3' 51.71" W
Latitude52° 54' 33.57" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCorrofin (3.9 Km)
OS Sheet57
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Dysert - Church
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 30th March 2003

This is a weird cross and reminds me of the one at St. Patrick's Cross (County Tipperary) with its strong relief figures. The west face (facing the church) has a St. Brigid's Cross at the centre of the head, animal interlacing below that and Adam and Eve on the base. The east face has two figures, one above the other. The top one is a crucifixion and below that is a bishopy figure with crozier and mitre. This is thought to represent Tola the local saint and eigth century founder of the monastery here.

The head of the Christ figure is not original.

Also on the base is a scene depicting Daniel in the lion's den.

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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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