'Castletown (W)' : Court Tomb

Grid RefG 165 384
GPSG 16450 38410 (8m)
Longitude9° 16' 59.22" W
Latitude54° 17' 15.23" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallycastle (6.1 Km)
OS Sheet24
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Monday, 25th October 2004

After the bliss of visiting Rathlackan (County Mayo) a few hundred metres away this was a disappointment. All that remains are a few wall stones from the gallery that just poke through the peat.

These form a structure that is north-south aligned and about 8m long. The alignment points slightly to the east of Nephin mountain, which rises high over the horizon to the south.

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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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