Cleighran More : Sweat House

Grid RefG 990 202
Longitude8° 0' 55.08" W
Latitude54° 7' 50.79" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDrumkeeran (9.3 Km)
OS Sheet26
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 1st June 2003

When you walk up the tarmac track from the picnic eare you reach a gate and a small bridge. As you cross this bridge you can see up along the stream to this delightful sweat house. The picture really is a beautiful one. The secrecy and seclusion of the site is very evident.

This is a box like structure built, not completely, into the bank 4m from a very attractive stream. It is just 1.4m tall and the tiny doorway looks very inviting. The colour of the stone and the lichen complement each other so well. Ferns grow all around it, giving an even bigger impression of fairy-ness.

The roof is gabled, with a strong stone beam across the centre going from front to back. Again I decided to stop and sketch a little, knowing that this was my last stop for the day. Again I was bitten excessively and had to abort.

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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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