'Commons Of LLoyd' : Cross

TownlandNear Kells
CountyMeath
Grid RefN 723 765
Longitude6° 54' 15.58" W
Latitude53° 43' 59.2" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownMullagh (9.2 Km)
OS Sheet42
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 7th October 2001

There is really nothing to see of the fort here. The site is now a public park with a potato famine graveyard and a huge tower built in the middle of the fort. It is impossible to see any of the earthworks. There is a modern playground in one corner.

Very disappointing.

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Directions

From Kells take the R163 west, after about 2 km you will see a sign to the right saying Public Park follow this to the car park. You can not fail to see the tower.

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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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