Lugg : Barrow

CountyDublin
Grid RefO 031 239
GPSO 03143 23897 (7m)
Longitude6° 27' 15.69" W
Latitude53° 15' 19.51" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTallaght (6.8 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 30th April 2006

The OS map states there are 'barrows' here, but there is only one ... it is massive though! Sadly the mound itself has been taken away leaving a .8m high, 25m diameter circular bank that is lined with trees.

I was hoping to find a good barrow cemetery here, but it has mostly been ploughed away.

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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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