Clones : Round Tower

Grid RefH 501 257
Longitude7° 13' 57.52" W
Latitude54° 10' 39.89" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownClones (0.2 Km)
OS Sheets27, 28A
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 5th May 2002

When I eventually found it I was quite surprised by its state. Although lacking its roof it is almost full height with just a little bit of lost stone work on one side at the top.

The door is 2m from the ground and gated, when peering through the gate it was not really possible to see if any floors still exist.

Being a town centre site it is very imposed upon by modern building making this not too pleasant a spot to visit, which is a shame because the tower itself is a good one.

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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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