Burren : Court Tomb

CountyDown
Grid RefJ 135 225
Longitude6° 15' 47.3" W
Latitude54° 8' 20.08" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownWarrenpoint (4.3 Km)
OS Sheet29
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 23rd February 2003

I had tried to find this tomb before, but had stopped 100m too short along the road. Keep going past the GAC club until you get to the small group of bungalows on the brow of the hill. There, in one of the front gardens, yes, in one of the front gardens, you will see this small kist list chamber raised up on a dias with flowering heathers and a rockery around it. Quite an incredible site really. One that has to be seen to be believed .....

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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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