Lemgare : Court Tomb

CountyMonaghan
Grid RefH 800 283
Longitude6° 46' 26.7" W
Latitude54° 11' 50.34" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKeady (7.3 Km)
OS Sheets28, 28B
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 1st September 2002

This seemed like a good place to meet up and so we met up here. After waiting about ten minutes for me to arrive (I forgot to add in 'stuck behind tractor' factor), myself and Anthony headed up to this tomb, knowing only that it was a court with cairn.

Well, it's a court filled with cairn material and a couple of stones from the gallery. The cairn is extensive, but covered with thorn trees. The remains of the chamber are slight and only about four court stones poke through the debris.

There is an interesting piece of antique farm machinery just plonked on top of where the court should be. This looked more like an item of medieval torture than anything else.

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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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