'Coumaraglin NW - South Cairn' : Chambered Cairn

TownlandCoumaraglin NW
Grid RefS 267 043
GPSS 26744 04337 (6m)
Longitude7° 36' 32" W
Latitude52° 11' 25.07" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDungarvan (11.3 Km)
OS Sheets75, 82
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Coumaraglin NW - Stone Circle
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 31st March 2002

This was a pleasant surprise. I was stumbling through the marshes towards Coumaraglin NE circle and chanced upon this low cairn. I had seen it marked on the map but in the fog did not expect to see it.

The cairn itself is very low and when I walked over it I was very surprised to see a large partially open double kist in the center. One chamber is totally exposed and measures over 1m square and the other (slightly covered) one about the same but is at least 1m deep.

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Saturday, 14th July 2007

With a clear day I realised that there's so much more to this site than I could see on my previous fog-bound visit.

About 75m to the west of the cairn there is a standing stone. This is about 1m tall and square-topped. A line from the cairn through this stone extends westward towards the Knockmealdown Mountains.

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Marked Sites


I will not include directions for these sites. If you wish to find them then I recommend a good compass and an OS map. Even better a GPS.

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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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