Carrig : Passage Tomb

Grid RefN 997 123
GPSN 99677 12267 (5m)
Longitude6° 30' 35.67" W
Latitude53° 9' 5.78" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBlessington (2.5 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Visit Notes

Sunday, 15th December 2002

Carrig comes from the Irish 'carraig' = a rock, which is a slight understatement for this townalnd - or was once. Now I suppose it is more fitting as only this kerb really exists of the four or five cairns that once stood here.

The kerb is very thinly populated, 20m across, with a few stones in the centre that probably denote a former passage.

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Sunday, 10th September 2006

I recently saw some new photos of this site and decided to take another look. The site seems to have been cleared extensively, but I'm not at all sure if it was excavated. Several stones have certainly been re-erected and much more of the internal structures are visible.

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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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