Castletown : Carved Head

Grid RefJ 032 086
GPSJ 03242 08638 (7m)
Longitude6° 25' 29.16" W
Latitude54° 0' 59.66" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDundalk (2.1 Km)
OS Sheet36
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 25th January 2004

Built into a wall in the grounds of a convent (with a very fine castle as part of its structure) is this carved head. More specifically it is a mouth-puller. Quite grotesque one actually but nicely carved.

Above it, half way up the castle wall, is another carved head. This is very weathered, but seems to have a wonderfully angry face.

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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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