Inishmurray : Kist

Grid RefG 570 537
GPSG 57007 53695
Longitude8° 39' 45.13" W
Latitude54° 25' 47.64" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownGrange (10 Km)
OS Sheet16
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 20th June 2010

There is very little left of this kist - just one upright orthostat in fact. Much of it has been washed away by the sea eroding the small bay below.

The remaining stone is about 1m long and stands 50cm proud of the ground surface.

A large stone stood upright to form the wall of a passage or chamber, usually in a passage tomb, but can also refer to the walls of any tomb.

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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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