Castlelost West : Castle

Grid RefN 451 414
Longitude7° 19' 17.6" W
Latitude53° 25' 14.86" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownRochfortbridge (1.7 Km)
OS Sheet48
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Monday, 29th October 2001

This very ruined castle stands on the side of the road, looking forlorn and sorry. There really isn't much left of it today. The nearby motte is also quite small.

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Marked Sites


From Rochfortbridge on the N6 take the road north out of the town (not the R400) The castle, motte and earthworks are about 1 km out of town on the right.

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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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