'Palmerstown Lower' : Barrow

TownlandStewart's Hospital
Grid RefO 089 353
GPSO 08902 35269 (5m)
Longitude6° 21' 51.1" W
Latitude53° 21' 23.1" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBlanchardstown (2.9 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 13th January 2002

This small ring barrow is now covered in bushes and trees that clearly define its outline. There is no mound remaining but the ring and bank surrounding it are clearly visible just inside the treeline.

It is situated on the top of a small hillock 30m from a car park in the hospital close to the 'Assisted Clinic'.

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Sunday, 4th June 2006

Not a lot has changed here. The trees that cover the barrow are now much fuller and make it impossible to really look inside and see the ditch. The trees on the slope to the east are now so big that you can't see the church anymore.

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Stewarté─˘s Hospital is located just off the N4 1km east of junction 7 on the M50. The barrow is located on a rise east of the hospital buildings near to a car park.

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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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