Loughmoney : Portal Tomb

Grid RefJ 540 464
Longitude5° 37' 53.83" W
Latitude54° 20' 34.57" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDownpatrick (5.6 Km)
OS Sheet21
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 2nd March 2002

There is not really a lot to say about this little tomb that the pictures do not already relay. There are just two wall slabs, maybe .9m high and a captone that projects out beyond them forming an open ended chamber about 1m wide by 1.2m long.

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Marked Sites


Take the A25 north east from Downpatrick and take th fourth right hand turn. Bear to the left and continue to a t-junction. Turn left and then second right. At the next cross roads turn left and you will be passing quite a high wall on your left obscurring the view of the dolmen. Stop here somewhere and peer over the wall.

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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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