'Mornington - Maidens Tower' : Miscellaneous Site

TownlandSouth Bull Penninsula
CountyMeath
Grid RefO 154 762
Longitude6° 15' 5.58" W
Latitude53° 43' 21.61" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDrogheda (7 Km)
OS Sheet43
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Mornington - Ladys Finger - South Bull Penninsula - Miscellaneous Site
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 21st October 2001

Next to The Lady's Finger is a tower, known as the Maidens Tower. Again you might expect a round tower, but this is a square sectioned crenelated tower, like one corner of a castle.

A very odd place indeed, but handy for the dunes and a good seaside walk.

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Directions

From Drogheda take the R150 east for about 5km until you reach a sharp right hand bend. Instead of going right carry straight on for 300m and you will see the tower.

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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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