'Circles A + B' : Hut Circle

Grid RefR 643 406
GPSR 64305 40620 (3m)
Longitude8° 31' 33.11" W
Latitude52° 30' 57.15" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBruff (4.5 Km)
OS Sheet65
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 5th July 2009

There's not a lot to see here apart from a couple of disconnected arcs of stone from one of the hut circles - I'm not sure if it's A or C! The best preserved section is on the side with the lake view. The circle would have been about 20m in diameter.

Inside the circle, but offset to the southern part is a small upright stone about 80cm high.

From this site the occupants would have enjoyed a lovely view of the lake. This view would have taken in the main circle complex at Grange Lios (County Limerick). The location is sheltered by rock outcrops on the east side, just as Circle K (County Limerick) is. There is an interesting pile of stone below one of these outcrops, which at first glance look like rockfall from the face of the rock, but there are a couple of stones set on end on one side, seemingly holding the others in place. Most odd.

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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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