Savagetown : Portal Tomb

Grid RefS 474 025
Longitude7° 18' 25.51" W
Latitude52° 10' 20.64" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTramore (9.3 Km)
OS Sheets75, 82
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 31st March 2002

After jumping up and down in the road, like a fool, looking over the hedgerows I finally saw the capstone sitting close to a hedge and it looked very promising. So, I quickly skirted the fields and approached it only to be very disappointed indeed.

I thought at first that is was built into the field boundary but it appears to be piled up into the hedgerow with no structure whatsoever.

A very sad sight.

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From Waterford take the N25 west and then the R681 south. Take the fifth left turn. The portal tomb is about 1.2km along on the right.

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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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