Corraneary Lough : Crannog

Grid RefH 649 054
Longitude7° 0' 37.23" W
Latitude53° 59' 37.4" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownShercock (7.4 Km)
OS Sheet35
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 27th January 2002

Being right in the middle of the lough I obviously didn't get to actually visit these crannogs but just gaze on them with wonder. There are three or four, one perfectly formed still, just sitting in the middle of the water. It's an amazing achievemant in itself that they were built.

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Marked Sites


From Bailieborough take the R165 and then the R191 north. At Canningstown (about 6km along the R191) turn right. Continue until the next crossroads and turn left. The best views of the crannogs are available from this road looking right or on the road to the right at the next crossroads.

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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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