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Find out your current location on an Ireland or Northern Ireland Map.

This app will give you your Irish Grid Ref - Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) / Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI) grid reference format - along with a Compass Bearing and Latitude and Longitude values in both OSGB36 and WGS84 formats.

The accuracy of the Device GPS signal will also be shown.

Includes a handy graphical guide to the Irish "National Grid" system.

Whilst the app will work worldwide, the values given will only be of use within the The Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland (United Kingdom).

Ideal for use Walks. Always carry a map and physical compass in addition to your iPhone.

For the best accuracy, use in an open space, away from trees or hill edges.

Like a traditional compass, use with the phone in a flat position, not upright.

When continued usage is required, you can set the iPhone Screen to stay on indefinitely, from the Settings tab.

Send or Share your location information in a Text Message (or iMessage), Email or Tweet*

This app requires Location Services to be enabled in your iPhone, and you must grant permission to the app to use these.

Compatible with iPhone. Not compatible with iPod Touch, or (non-cellular) iPads, due to the lack of GPS and Compass hardware.

* - Internet Connection, and correctly configured Text Message (or iMessage), Email and / or Twitter settings, required to fulfil.


A sister app is available for use in Great Britain. Please search for GB Grid Ref Compass.

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Under the hood improvements for iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Dai_Dant ,

PLEASE add grid to lat/long conversion

This app is excellent to Dong your present position as a grid ref or lat/long. It is also great to be able to look up an overview of grid squares without leaving the app and opening a browser.

The feature this app lacks is the ability to enter a grid ref and then look up the corresponding lat/long or vice versa. If it added this, it would be ideal for my needs!

Crap artist ,

Great when out hiking

Great when hiking in the Mournes

LordChiefJustice ,

Not fully functional

Just downloaded paid for version. Can text my reference to contact but nothing happens when I choose to email on iPhone 6...Half way there! Using Gmail app

Developer Response ,

Hi There. Thanks for the feedback. Are you using the standard 'Mail' app.. or something different like GMail our Outlook?

Currently only 'Mail' is supported. But if you let me know which app you are using, by way of updating your review, I'll put it on the wishlist for the next release.

App Privacy

The developer, Mike Irving, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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