The Curragh : Barrow

CountyKildare
Grid RefN 756 132
GPSN 75615 13228 (3m)
Longitude6° 52' 9.48" W
Latitude53° 9' 51.1" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKildare (2.5 Km)
OS Sheet55
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 24th January 2010

Today was such a foggy day it's hard to say whether I actually found this site or not. I'm as sure as I can be. There is a definite ring of darker green grass around a slightly raised area.

The ring of darker grass is about 1.5m wide and the inner circumference is about 20m. I'd love to tell you more, but I simply couldn't see further than 50m through the fog.

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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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