Creevagh : Court Tomb

Grid RefG 177 398
GPSG 17702 39776 (7m)
Longitude9° 15' 51.37" W
Latitude54° 18' 0.13" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallycastle (7.5 Km)
OS Sheet24
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Monday, 25th October 2004

The views of the Atlantic are breath-taking from here. The views of the quarry aren't.

The tomb is a crumbling mess that sits on the top of a little mound in a very boggy field. Every stone seems to have been displaced and smashed, but one or two are in the right place. It is possible to see that it had a north-south alignment, but which end was the front is anyone's guess.

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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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