'Carrowmore Tomb 57' : Passage Tomb

Grid RefG 662 335
Longitude8° 31' 6.92" W
Latitude54° 14' 56.97" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownSligo (4 Km)
OS Sheet25
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Carrowmore - Passage Tomb Cemetery
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 29th December 2002

Now snug against a hedgerow this tomb is a low, flat mound surrounded by a kerb, some 12m in diameter, made of huge round boulders.

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Sunday, 4th May 2003

33 boulders make up this impressive circle, but there is no sign of an internal chamber now visible. The tomb was not excavated when several others nearby were and so it is not known if any traces lie beneath the surface of the mound that mow fills the central area.

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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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