'Cleenrah or Cleenrath' : Portal Tomb

TownlandAghnacliff
CountyLongford
Grid RefN 266 897
Longitude7° 35' 44.57" W
Latitude53° 51' 21.77" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownArvagh (7.7 Km)
OS Sheet34
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 7th April 2002

Just to the north of Agnacliff is this untidy and wobbly looking dolmen. It actually looks drunk! At least it is still standing though. The lumpy capstone sits precariously on its shaky legs and does give the feeling that it may topple any minute.

The tomb is aroung 2.4m tall and 2m x 2m in plan. The chamber is quite small because the stones that make the chamber walls are quite chunky.

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Saturday, 28th September 2002

Anyone who goes to Aghnacliff (County Longford) must come here too. It is only 1km away and is so sweet.

I had much more time to study the construction and it would appear that its lean to the south is how it was built! Amazingly none of the stones seem to have slipped. The portal faces north west.

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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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