Little Curragh IV : Barrow

Grid RefN 747 141
GPSN 74719 14052 (3m)
Longitude6° 52' 57.01" W
Latitude53° 10' 18.21" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKildare (1.9 Km)
OS Sheet55
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Little Curragh - Barrow Cemetery

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Visit Notes

Sunday, 7th February 2010

This barrow and its neighbour occupy one of highest points in the area. They are located at the western end of a low ridge overlooking several of the larger barrows on the plain below. It also overlooks the large military earthworks, which unfortunately block the view to the other barrows! To the north the large barrow ( Little Curragh V (County Kildare)) stands on the near skyline.

This barrow is the better of the two visible ones here. The fosse is well-defined and the central area is still domed, but low. The monument is about 4-5m in diameter.

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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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