'Loughcrew - Patrickstown' : Passage Tomb Cemetery

Grid RefN 599 799
Longitude7° 5' 29.6" W
Latitude53° 45' 54.83" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownOldcastle (4.6 Km)
OS Sheet42
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Loughcrew - Loughcrew Cemetery - Passage Tomb Cemetery

This site has subsites

Cairn X1 - Patrickstown Hill - CairnCairn X2 - Patrickstown Hill - Cairn
Cairn X3 - Patrickstown Hill - CairnCairn Y - Patrickstown Hill - Cairn
Patrickstown Hill - Standing StonePatrickstown Hill - Standing Stone
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 12th November 2006

Patrickstown Hill is the eastern-most of the Loughcrew hills. On it there are several cairns (X1, X2, X3, Y & Z) and several standing stones. The first four cairns are very ruined and cairn Z now looks like a motte, as it was reused and adapted at a later date.

It can be reached via Carnbane East (the central Loughcrew hill) or from a path to the east that leads from a small car park.

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Marked Sites


Patrickstown Hill can be reached in two ways. You can park at the main Loughcrew parking site, climb Carnbane East where cairn T is and then wander over to Patrickstown Hill, or you can park on the east side of the hill and follow the track that starts opposite the small car park there (N 603 782). To find this car park follow the N154 south from Oldcastle towards Kells. The car park is about 7km from Oldcastle on the left.

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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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