Lurgankeel : Wedge Tomb

Grid RefJ 022 117
Longitude6° 26' 22.66" W
Latitude54° 2' 39.41" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDundalk (5.1 Km)
OS Sheet29
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 3rd February 2002

It is really difficult to say what is going on here. The trees planted on top of the tomb and the brambles really do a good job of hiding form and detail.

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Take the R177 from Dundalk north . After about 3.5km the road turns significantly left, continue for just over 1km and take the next left. 500m down this road there is a farm track and the tomb is in a field on the right. The other tomb is supposed to be behind some barns up a track on the opposite side of the road.

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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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