'Drumguillew Lower' : Court Tomb

TownlandDrumguillew lower
Grid RefH 771 182
Longitude6° 49' 15.94" W
Latitude54° 6' 25.31" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCastleblaney (5.7 Km)
OS Sheets28, 28B
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 16th June 2002

At first site this appeared to be a possible wedge tomb, but on closer analysis it is obvious from the 'boat-shaped' chamber that it is a very ruined court tomb.

There is one possible court stone in situ, but it really is hard to tell when they are in this condition. The best thing about visiting this one is crossing the stream on a very rickety bridge!

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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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