Glantane East : Wedge Tomb

CountyCork
Grid RefW 283 840
Longitude9° 2' 39.12" W
Latitude52° 0' 12.7" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBoherboy (17.4 Km)
OS Sheet79
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 20th April 2003

In the next field to the stone circle is this small wedge tomb. The single capstone (1.5m x 2m) rests one just three stones, two walls and an end stone. At the other end to the backstone is a small pillar which divides the entrance into two halves.

The fence between the circle and the wedge tomb is topped with barbed wire ... not what you'd expect at a national monument.

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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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