Aughadanove : Portal Tomb

Grid RefJ 000 206
Longitude6° 28' 12.96" W
Latitude54° 7' 28.74" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownNewtownhamilton (10 Km)
OS Sheet29
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 19th July 2003

Notes from site:
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This tomb is not marked on the OS map so I thought I'd check it out. I wasn't sure if it was not marked because it was not there anymore or simply because it is right on the join between two maps. It's the latter. However, it's a ruin.

I couldn't get too close due to some moody looking cows that were intent on stopping me, but I could see that the capstone seems to lie on the ground and that no stones stand up above the grass. The capstone seems to be a rounded, possibly split, boulder and a couple of metres across.
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This just shows how wrong you can be from a distance. Apparently, the small, well defined chamber still exists and the roofstone has gone! A definite trip back is called for at some time.

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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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