'Dun Ailinne' : Hill Fort

TownlandKnockallin
CountyKildare
Grid RefN 820 070
Longitude6° 46' 31.58" W
Latitude53° 6' 26.27" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKildare (10.7 Km)
OS Sheet55
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 10th February 2002

This hillfort occupies the top of a large round hill just south of Kilcullen. The line of the banks are clearly defined by a ring of bushes and shrubs that sit around the hill like a mantle.

The weather really was too bad to attempt a climb up into the fort and so I had to settle for gazing at it across the valley.

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Directions

From Kilcullen head south along the N78. Looking southwest you will see a large hill. This is Dun Ailine.

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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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