Rosdoagh : Court Tomb

Grid RefF 827 383
Longitude9° 48' 4.12" W
Latitude54° 16' 47.82" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBellmullet (13.6 Km)
OS Sheet22
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 6th July 2003

This was a bit of a pilgrimage for me, because myself and Anthony Weir had come across a photograph of a superb looking mystery site and it was just possibly this one. Well, this isn't it and it's far from superb! And it's a very long excursion to get here and it really isn't all that worth it.

I actually got quite excited whilst driving here, because there are enormous signs leading the way here. Unfortunately, these only get you close. There is no sign to say that it is in (see fig. this) field! I only found it because I had the OS map with me.

The remains consist of a low, possibly full court and bits of the gallery . The views to the west out into Broad Haven and the Atlantic make the location quite superb, but a new bungalow right next to it removes any sense of place.

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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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