Rathcoon : Artificial Mound

Grid RefN 888 735
Longitude6° 39' 18.74" W
Latitude53° 42' 13.02" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownNavan (6.1 Km)
OS Sheet42
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 27th January 2002

Another unscheduled stop. This mound is quite picturesque with a large tree growing out of one side. At some point someone has shored up one side with some dry stone walling.

The surrounding hedgerows make it difficult to approach despite it being just 30m from the road.

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Marked Sites


From Navan follow the R162 north for about 4.5km and turn right (3rd turn). Continue for about 1.5km and the mound is on the right just before a turn off to the left.

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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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