'Sheemore (south tomb)' : Passage Tomb

Grid RefG 991 048
GPSG 99097 04771 (5m)
Longitude8° 0' 49.57" W
Latitude53° 59' 31.72" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownLeitrim (3.3 Km)
OS Sheet33
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Sheemore - Sacred Hill
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 9th May 2004

The cairn material here is so spread out that it's hard to say if this was once round or not, but it gives the impression of being oval today on a NE/SW axis. Two or three large stones poke out through the rubble and, assuming that they are remotely near their original positions, seem to indicate that the passage pointed SW.

Several old field walls eminate from this cairn and are probably the reason for its denuded state. Like Sheemore (north tomb) (County Leitrim) this occupies a point very close to the eadge of the plateau.

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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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