Foilnamuck : Wedge Tomb

Grid RefR 897 677
GPSR 89682 67680 (6m)
Longitude8° 9' 10.28" W
Latitude52° 45' 36.5" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownSilvermines (6.9 Km)
OS Sheet59
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 30th July 2006

This is a very ruined tomb that is incorporated into a field boundary and guarded by a mad horse. Its poor condition and risk to life and limb certainly do not warrant a visit here for anyone but the keenest of tombhunters. The 1.5km walk each way also detracts from the appeal of visiting.

What's left of the gallery is about 3m long and 1.5m wide. A single, shabby roofstone remains in situ.

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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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