Cornageeha : Sweat House

Grid RefM 936 440
Longitude8° 5' 46.8" W
Latitude53° 26' 45.76" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownRoscommon (21.1 Km)
OS Sheet47
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 14th July 2002

My first sweat house really was a good one and spoilt me really. I didn't know what to expect here but I was hoping for another near perfect sweathouse. What I found was the remains of the sweat house and nothing more.

There is just part of the rear wall remaining (I think a lot of the structure is filled in) with a roof slab lying against one side. At least I could tell that this one did not have a full corbelled roof.

It is very noticable that it is built into the only mound in the locale.

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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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