Aughadanove : Wedge Tomb

Grid RefJ 001 204
Longitude6° 28' 7.69" W
Latitude54° 7' 22.2" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownNewtownhamilton (10.3 Km)
OS Sheet29
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 19th July 2003

I am not 100% certain of the grid ref for this one, because it could be a previously unrecognised tomb. I'm not even sure it's a wedge (it could be a [glossary:court tomb]).

I only noticed the mound because the sun shone rather fortuitously on it and lit it up perfectly for me to see its profile. From the road there appear to be no stones visible, but the mound is the perfect shape - tall and flat at one end and tapering back at the other. Definitely one to check out properly in the future.

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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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