Burren : Cairn

Grid RefH 374 353
GPSH 37433 35251 (4m)
Longitude7° 25' 31.64" W
Latitude54° 15' 52.69" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownLisnaskea (1.8 Km)
OS Sheet27
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Burren - Wedge Tomb
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 29th June 2008

This is why there is a cairn marked on the OS map. When I visited the wedge tomb on the top of this hill I thought that was it, but now I realise that there are two monuments here: the wedge tomb and this cairn just a few metres away.

The remains consist of a 6m diameter circle of tall slabs that denote the kerb. The centre is empty.

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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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