Fieldstown : Cairn

Grid RefO 071 813
GPSO 07059 81260 (5m)
Longitude6° 22' 34.02" W
Latitude53° 46' 11.62" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDrogheda (6.3 Km)
OS Sheet36
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Fieldstown - Chambered Cairn
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 7th October 2007

This cairn is located in the field below the chambered cairn. It is about twice the diameter of its more interesting neighbour, but it is sadly as neglected. It is hidden by gorse bushes and brambles and its centre is used as a storage area for plastic-wrapped feed bales.

It has been greatly robbed away and reaches no more than 1.5m above the field level.

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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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