'Milleen Meva' : Artificial Mound

TownlandRathcroghan
CountyRoscommon
Grid RefM 799 838
GPSM 79944 83799
Longitude8° 18' 15.99" W
Latitude53° 48' 11.95" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownElphin (8.9 Km)
OS Sheet33
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Rath Cruachan - Rathcroghan - Rath
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 24th July 2010

This monument (the mound part) is difficult to see as it is very low, but the large block of stone with a triangular section is easy to spot from the main Rath Croughan mound if you look look northwest to the edge of the field.

The stone does appear to have been worked and shaped at some point, but whether it ever stood upright I don't know. It is about 1m high and just under 2m long. You can't really see the edges of the mound to estimate its size.

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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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