Dunhill : Portal Tomb

CountyWaterford
Grid RefS 505 021
Longitude7° 15' 42.6" W
Latitude52° 10' 6.71" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTramore (6.2 Km)
OS Sheets75, 82
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 31st March 2002

This is a sad relic that sits ruined in a field just next to a barn. The capstone is very unusually shaped with a cut away in its underside to the front.

From the rear it is another turtle looking stone. The capstone (3m x 3m) sits on a pile of rubble and rests on one wall slab.

Not a very inspiring monument.

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Directions

From Waterford take the N25 west and then the R681 south. Take the second left (after about 5km). Continue for about 3.5km until you pass a church on your right. 400m after church on the left by a barn you will find this tomb.

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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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