'Echo Gate' : Miscellaneous Site

Grid RefN 815 567
Longitude6° 46' 12.45" W
Latitude53° 33' 13.98" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownNavan (12.2 Km)
OS Sheet42
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 9th June 2002

What a curious place! Standing at the side of the road is a perfectly normal looking metal field gate. On the opposite side of the road is a sign inviting you to shout at the Priory 200 yards away on the far side of the river and "see what happens".

So, here goes .... "Hello!" ........ "Hello!". The clearest echo I've heard for a long time comes jumping back at you seemingly with exactly the same volume and clarity as it left.

Great fun for all the family.

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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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