Milleens : Souterrain

CountyKerry
Grid RefV 945 636
GPSV 94487 63569
Longitude9° 31' 48.8" W
Latitude51° 48' 52.42" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBantry (15.8 Km)
OS Sheet85
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Visit Notes

Sunday, 31st August 2008

I was hoping for a better example than this. The remains are very poor with just a short length of tunnel that is accessed by a short set of steps.
The far end of the passage has collapsed leaving the far end open.

The souterrain is part of the Bonane Heritage Trail which starts near to a very nice chocolate shop. From the gate by the road you are on your own, though, because there are no other signs!

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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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