'Carrowmore Tomb 26' : Passage Tomb

Grid RefG 665 332
Longitude8° 30' 50.23" W
Latitude54° 14' 47.34" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownSligo (4 Km)
OS Sheet25
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Carrowmore - Passage Tomb Cemetery
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 29th December 2002

This was the first of the Carrowmore tombs I saw 'in-the-flesh' and I was gobsmacked! What an incredible site the 15m ring of boulders makes. This is very accessable and very visible from the road - you really can't miss it as you drive by.

There is nothing left of the internal structure now, so there is just what appears to be a stone circle. On the east side there is an opening apparently made during a secondary Bronze Age phase of use.

It stands on the edge of a quarry, the spoil of which covers two other tombs.

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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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