Carriglong : Passage Tomb

Grid RefS 591 050
Longitude7° 8' 8.28" W
Latitude52° 11' 37.46" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTramore (4.7 Km)
OS Sheets75, 76
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 31st March 2002

Just as I got here it started to really rain hard and the walk across the muddy field did not look too inviting, so the pictures are taken from the road and not ver good. Nor can I describe the site all that well.

There seems to be a long passage and quite a few kerb stones in place. I think it may be a better option to walk around the fields to the back, which would give you a chance to look down upon it.

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Sunday, 15th June 2003

Not the right time of year to visit, because it's totally hidden by bracken and other plants. A few stones rise above it, but even going into the field above and looking down on it didn't help.

I feel quite bad that, for the moment, I can add nothing extra about this site from this visit.

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Marked Sites


Head south on the N25 from Waterford and take the first left after passing the R686 junction. Take the second left and continue for about 1km until you reach a small garden center. The tomb is in the field to the rear of this.

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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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