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Tipperary Sundial

Photos copyright Seán O'Brien © 2002 and used with his kind permission.

A vertical slate dial with a triangular perforated gnomon on the wall of the 1976 Roman Catholic Church of St Patrick and St Oliver at Glengoole, built to replace an earlier 1820 church. Inscribed "ENGRAVED BY VERE HUNT JUNE 4 1825 A SOUTH DIAL DECLINING WEST 22 DEG. LATITUDE 52D 28M NORTH", the dial shows the time from 8:30a.m. to 7p.m. in Roman Numerals, IIII for four. The centre of the dial is occupied by a large circular Equation of Time table in the form of four rings: Inner ring "JAN" "FEB" "MAR" etc. Next each month is sub-divided into six sections approximating to 5 days each. Next the Equation of Time values in Arabic numerals and finally "WATCH SLOWER"    "WATCH FASTER" as appropriate

Vere Hunt's headstone in Glengoole tells us he died on January 4 1866 aged 68 years

Glengoole is 15Km NE of Cashel on the R689.

Lat 52° 37' North  Long 7° 38' West

Irish Grid   S  224500   151500

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