'Grange' : Wedge Tomb

TownlandLough Gur
CountyLimerick
Grid RefR 631 405
Longitude8° 32' 36.96" W
Latitude52° 30' 52.98" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBruff (4.1 Km)
OS Sheet65
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 28th April 2002

This odd structure has been classified as a possible megalithic tomb although it is very hard to tell what it may have been.

The structure, on the opposite side of the road from Grange Lios stone circle, consists of two rows of stone of unequal length and a stone standing in between. The longer row is some 12m long. None of the stones protrude by more than 70cm.

My thoughts when I saw it were of an avenue type structure, but it would seem too short. I do not know if any excavations have been done to this oddity.

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Directions

From Bruff take the R512 north. 1km past the first crossroads you go through you will see a little car park on the right and a sign pointing to the circle. Park here. A little further along on the opposite side of the road is a gateway. Go through here and look right. You will see these stones.

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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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