Coolbuck : Wedge Tomb

CountyFermanagh
Grid RefH 310 439
Longitude7° 31' 23.85" W
Latitude54° 20' 33.98" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownEnniskillen (7 Km)
OS Sheet18
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
Hide map  (N.B. Google Maps & GPS readings are slightly out of sync - position is approximate)
Show inline map (by Google Maps)

Visit Notes

Saturday, 4th May 2002

After erecting our tents and settling in Anthony and I wandered the 150m down the lane to seek out this tomb. It was described as being a wedge with a 5m chamber in a well preserved cairn. The well preserved cairn is now a very overgrown cairn and the 5m chamber was quite difficult to see.

One roof stone remains in place at the NE end (the tomb is aligned NE-SW with a small portico at the SW) which just pokes out through the gorse.

If this site was kept clear it would be a great little tomb.

Click Thumbnail to View Full Size Image

__

Like this monument

Marked Sites

Random Gazetteer

A Selection of Other Wedge Tombs

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.

Valid CSS Valid HTML
Page loaded from cache: (Generation time: July 22 2019 12:32:53.)
Top of page | Feedback | About this site
© Copyright Tom FourWinds 2001-2019