Banagher : Court Tomb

Grid RefN 470 997
GPSN 47005 99651 (9m)
Longitude7° 17' 2.69" W
Latitude53° 56' 38.43" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCavan (7.2 Km)
OS Sheet34
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 14th October 2006

Sadly this tomb was destoryed in fairly recent times. The farmer wanted to rearrange a hedgerow. Sadly no one had ever told him that there was a tomb hidden within it. He didn't realise there was something there until it was too late.

A couple of the stones from the tomb can still be seen in the hedge, most notable a fine pointed one which was probably the backstone of the gallery.

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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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