Clarkville : Barrow

CountyOffaly
Grid RefN 582 311
GPSN 58233 31073 (5m)
Longitude7° 7' 33.31" W
Latitude53° 19' 36.19" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownRochfortbridge (15 Km)
OS Sheet49
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 6th July 2008

This barrow sits at the corner of a field next to a farm track and can be seen from the gate at the road. It is about 2m high and 8m in diameter.

Its location makes it quite uninspiring. If it was on a blasted heath it would be a good example of a barrow, as it appears not to have been interfered with too much. The grass around it is so long that it is hard to tell if there's any trace of a surrounding ditch.

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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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