Cartonperagh : Sweat House

CountyRoscommon
Grid RefM 913 575
Longitude8° 7' 52.77" W
Latitude53° 34' 2.36" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownRoscommon (7.8 Km)
OS Sheet40
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 14th July 2002

Yet another little surprise for me. This sweathouse is in the open, but buried beneath the field, again proving that these were secretive things.

All that is visible here now is the broken in roof standing slightly proud of the field. It is difficult to say where the door would have been.

The interior is full of rubble and so I was not able to see inside through the holes in the roof.

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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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