Loughash : Wedge Tomb

Grid RefC 483 008
Longitude7° 14' 52.5" W
Latitude54° 51' 9.32" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDunnamanagh (4.8 Km)
OS Sheet7
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 28th July 2002

This is a not very pretty wedge tomb. It is in state care and a nice little sign accompanies it telling of the excavation and such like.

The gallery is fairly large (4m x 2m) and the walls remain to a height of 1.2m internally. Like the nearby Cashelbane Cairn this had a split portico.

By all means come along to this one but make sure you go to the Cashelbane Cairn too while you're here.

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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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