Shankhill : Wedge Tomb

Grid RefO 234 206
Longitude6° 9' 8.04" W
Latitude53° 13' 17.35" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBray (3.4 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 9th February 2002

I didn't quite get to where this tomb is, but I don't think many people will. It was only discovered a few years ago when a gas pipe line was being buried.

I think it must have been reburied afterwards. It was said to resemble nearby Laughanstown and Carrickgollogan in style.

Like this monument

Marked Sites


Because this tomb was reburied after excavation there are no directions.

Random Gazetteer

A Selection of Other Wedge Tombs

External Links

Excavation Report

Brief details of the excavation and some photos.
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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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