Little Curragh IVb : Barrow

CountyKildare
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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Visit Notes

Sunday, 7th February 2010

The circumference of this barrow is not as well defined as its neighbour, but the remains are taller than the other. This allows it to be seen from the base of the ridge. It's a scruffy mound that has clearly been dug into and disturbed at some point.

The site is at the end of a low ridge that provides good views of the whole area (when it's not foggy!)

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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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