Leitrim North : Rath

Grid RefG 512 169
GPSG 51212 16930 (3m)
Longitude8° 44' 45.05" W
Latitude54° 5' 56.7" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTobercurry (5.1 Km)
OS Sheet25
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 2nd November 2008

This small, 10m diameter rath is one of several in the immediate vicinity. It is located in one corner of the field where the beautiful bullaun stone can be found (see Leitrim North (County Sligo)).

The banks on the southern side are about 1m high on the outside, but the rest of the banks have been flattened. The drive to the farmhouse skirts around one edge, but hasn't encroached on it.

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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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