'Carrowmore Tomb 7' : Passage Tomb

Grid RefG 663 339
Longitude8° 31' 1.56" W
Latitude54° 15' 9.93" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownSligo (3.6 Km)
OS Sheet25
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Carrowmore - Passage Tomb Cemetery
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 29th December 2002

This is one of the most photographed site at Carrowmore and, I think, rightly so. It is almost perfect - both in structure and location. It is situated on the spine of a shallow slope, allowing you to get good views of it.

There is a complete kerb and internal passage tomb, which is of the dolmen-like style. The kerb is quite small at around 13m in diameter, but is made of large rocks.

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Sunday, 4th May 2003

This is one of everyone's favourites here. When I first visited it was a murky day and visibility was very poor. On this visit, however, the views were opened right up to the mountain ranges that encircle Carrowmore.

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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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