Clonlum : Court Tomb

Grid RefJ 044 214
Longitude6° 24' 9.76" W
Latitude54° 7' 51.46" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownNewry (6.9 Km)
OS Sheet29
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 3rd February 2002

This is very hard to see as it is covered in gorse and small trees. There is evidence of a chamber with a roofstone still in place and some tall stones some 3m away.

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From Newry take the A1 south and and then the B113 south west. After around 4km you reach the viallge of Meigh. Turn right and then take the first left. Continue to the end and turn right and then right again. The tomb is in a field on the left, next to a driveway, about 250m along.

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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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