Drumeague : Wedge Tomb

CountyCavan
Grid RefH 667 028
Longitude6° 59' 0.48" W
Latitude53° 58' 12.49" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBailieborough (6.1 Km)
OS Sheet35
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 27th January 2002

A beautiful wedge tomb. The only thing that goes against it is the fact that the capstones are scattered around it rather than being in situ.

It is possible to clearly see the double lining of the chamber and the kerb stones are clearly visible.

The chamber is about 1.2m wide, 3.5m long and the walls are about 80cm tall. The whole thing is just 4m wide by 5m long.

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Directions

From Bailieborough take the R178 north and then the first left turning. Continue until you reach a crossroads and turn right. The tomb is just 200m along this road in the field to the left on the brow of a small rise.

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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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