'Cander's Walls' : Court Tomb

TownlandBallygowan
CountyAntrim
Grid RefJ 360 969
GPSJ 35992 96901 (4m)
Longitude5° 53' 5.97" W
Latitude54° 48' 5.25" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownLarne (7 Km)
OS Sheet9
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 10th February 2008

Sadly this once magnificent monument has been reduced to a pile of very large boulders. At one time the stones of this site's court were said to stand six feet tall.

The only interesting thing at the site today is the way the track that leads past the pile of stones cuts through the low remains of the cairn, allowing you to see it in section. However, that doesn't make it worth the effort to visit.

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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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