Treanmore : Cairn

Grid RefG 725 121
GPSG 72501 12125 (3m)
Longitude8° 25' 11.88" W
Latitude54° 3' 26.96" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallymote (7.3 Km)
OS Sheet25
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 2nd November 2008

This low cairn sits atop a low peak between Kesh and Carrowkeel. The site itself is very uninspiring, but the views are most interesting. You can just see the other cairns in the immediate area, but the you are given a very impressive view across to Carrowkeel cairns B, K & L. There is a small lake to the south.

It doesn't take much to get up here and there's not a lot of monumnet left to see - it's just 1m high and 10m in diameter - but you get a unique view of some of the Carrowkeel cairns.

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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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