'Clermont Cairn' : Chambered Cairn

TownlandBlack Mountain
Grid RefJ 098 157
Longitude6° 19' 19.92" W
Latitude54° 4' 43.12" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownWarrenpoint (5.1 Km)
OS Sheet29
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 3rd February 2002

Will someone tell me why I came here? Will someone tell me why I didn't turn around and go back when I reached the SNOW!?

The whole of the top of Black Mountain was covered in a 5cm layer of snow and the clouds were enveloping it with what could only be malice.

Anyway, I found the cairn and really wished I had stayed by the fire.

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Marked Sites


Taking the N1 northfrom Dundalk proceed until you reach the last right turn before the border and take this road. Turn right at the first opportunity and keep following this mad one track road until the television/radio mast comes into view. Head for this and park. Walk around the back and head directly away from it south. The cairn is just 100m away.

Random Gazetteer

A Selection of Other Chambered Cairns

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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