Aghilla : Stone Circle

CountyCork
Grid RefW 334 436
Longitude8° 57' 43.82" W
Latitude51° 38' 27.9" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownClonakilty (6 Km)
OS Sheets86, 89
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 20th April 2003

A very sad site/sight indeed. The monument consists of a pile of rocks. Underneath this field clearance you can see several stones that were probably part of the circle. At one end of the pile the axial stone stands, opposite it is one of the entrance stones - and that's all folks.

It appears as if the circle had a NE-SW axis, with the axial stone at the SW.

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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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