'Knockcurraghbola Crowlands (central)' : Wedge Tomb

TownlandKnockcurraghbola Crowlands
Grid RefR 941 595
GPSR 94133 59494 (7m)
Longitude8° 5' 12.37" W
Latitude52° 41' 11.89" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBorrisoleigh (11.5 Km)
OS Sheet66
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Friday, 31st December 2004

After the great site just two fields away (see Knockcurraghbola Crowlands (west) (County Tipperary)) this was a real disappointment. There is just a jumble of slabs in a pile at the edge of a field. One or two seem to be set into the ground and seem to indicate an east-west alignment for the gallery . From here the views are very similar to those at the better tomb.

While looking around the slopes from here I saw a standing stone (see Knockcurraghbola Crowlands (County Tipperary)) a short distance away and headed off to that.

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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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