Paddock : Wedge Tomb

Grid RefO 050 831
Longitude6° 24' 24.15" W
Latitude53° 47' 12.62" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDunleer (4.8 Km)
OS Sheet36
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 27th January 2002

The fact that this tomb has withstood modern farming happening around it is probably due to the fact that it now forms part of a dry stone wall, which has more than likely given it some protection.

The chamber still has all the roof stones in place and measures some 5m long. Sadly, one of the roof stones has cracked and is in the process of sinking in moving one of the uprights outwards.

On the other side of the wall there may be traces of another chamber or even a courtyard.

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Now that the M1 motorway is in place it is a little more difficult to reach this site. Take the N1 north from Drogheda and trun left just before you reach the motorway following the sign for Monasterboice. Continue until you reach the crossroads in Tinure and turn right and immediately right again. After about 900m you will arrive at a bungalow on the left opposite a large gate into a field. Park here and go through the gate. Follow the path round to the right and then turn left, heading south around the field boundary. After passing several piles of field clearance you will see a gate at the top of the field. The tomb is set into the wall to the left of this gate.


This tomb is also known as "Calliagh Birra's House".

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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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