'The King's Seat' : Hill Fort

TownlandHill Of Tara
CountyMeath
Grid RefN 920 596
GPSN 91984 59627 (7m)
Longitude6° 36' 39.97" W
Latitude53° 34' 42.4" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDunshaughlin (8.5 Km)
OS Sheet43
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Hill Of Tara - Hill Fort
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 27th January 2002

The King's Seat is a beautifully preserved earthwork. The ditch around it is 2m deep and the central platform rises to 3m.

This is where the Stone of Destiny is now located.

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Marked Sites

Directions

Follow the N3 from Dublin and turn left at the Village of Tara. Take the first right (past Rath Maeve) and the Hill Of Tara is 3 km 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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