'Cong 4' : Stone Circle

TownlandGlebe
CountyMayo
Grid RefM 162 560
GPSM 16199 56035 (5m)
Longitude9° 15' 51.88" W
Latitude53° 32' 51.16" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCong (1.6 Km)
OS Sheet38
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Cong - Glebe - Stone Circle
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 18th August 2007

At last I found the fourth circle! I was walking around the field with the third stone circle in it looking over walls into adjacent fields when I noticed that the wall to the rear of the house next to the circles was curved. Very suspicious! So, I walked over to it and there it is - in the back garden of the house. I want one!

Of the four Cong circles this is in the best condition. It is 10m in diameter and almost complete. There are a couple of stones missing at the southwest. I think we counted 19 stones in all.

It's a shame that this circle is 'captive' in someone's back garden, but it is in the best condition, so perhaps it has gained some protection through this.

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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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