'Tireighter' : Wedge Tomb

Grid RefC 591 020
Longitude7° 4' 46.29" W
Latitude54° 51' 43.96" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownClaudy (7.2 Km)
OS Sheet7
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 28th July 2002

A fine wedge tomb, this one, with an unfortunately grass overgrown gallery. It is now approached across the world's flattest and most dull golf course, but this tediousness adds so much to the splendour of the wedge.

The broad facia stones are exceedingly evenly balanced either side of the narrow door. All the side stones are in place, again very nicely matched stones about 1m high. Only the back wall is damaged and the roofstones have been lifted.

The front is 5-6m wide and 1.2m high. The gallery is around 7m long.

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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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