Parknabinnia : Wedge Tomb

Grid RefR 260 934
Longitude9° 6' 7.19" W
Latitude52° 59' 10.57" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCorrofin (5.3 Km)
OS Sheet51
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 26th October 2002

This extremely nice tomb is just visible from the more visited tomb at Parknabinnia (County Clare), but it is very difficult to reach, due to the many thorn trees that stand between them. It, however, worth the effort.

It is not in as good a condition as the above mentioned, but it is still pretty good. The single slab at the rear is missing and one of the entrance slabs has been displaced. There is an unusual set of slabs to one side of it that seems to indicate a second gallery having been built onto the side of the main one. The site's major weakness is the fact that it is built into a wall. Quite a large area of cairn remians.

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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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