Cahermackirilla : Cairn

Grid RefR 254 971
GPSR 25422 97121 (3m)
Longitude9° 6' 41.26" W
Latitude53° 1' 10.65" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKilfenora (7.7 Km)
OS Sheet51
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Fanygalvan - Wedge Tomb
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Visit Notes

Wednesday, 17th March 2010

The main cairn is 2m tall and about 10m in diameter. It's hard to tell but it may be occupying the highest point of this little area. A field wall runs east-west across the foot of its southern side, which throws your perception of the area somewhat.

The grass is not growing on one side of the cairn, so you can see the small blocks of limestone that have been piled up to form this monument.

As hinted at above, there are actually two cairns here, but one has been robbed away and is only visible as a low, ragged bump in the ground about 30cm high. This is located to the north of the large cairn.

The views from here are all to the west and south, but trees block the westward views from the cairn.

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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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