Clonenagh : Rath

Grid RefS 388 956
Longitude7° 25' 18.8" W
Latitude53° 0' 35.08" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownPortlaoise (8.4 Km)
OS Sheet54
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Clonenagh - Grave or Cross Slab
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 10th February 2002

Situated to the rear of the church (marked as a well) this round, flat topped mound is a curiosity. There are no ditch or defenses around it and it seems too small to be a homestead, but perhaps I'm judging by today's standards.

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Marked Sites


From Mountrath head east along the N7 for about 3.2km. Look out for a layby on the right in front of a church. Walk through to the rear of the churchyard where you will see the rath behind.

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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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