'Carrowmore Tomb 4' : Passage Tomb

Grid RefG 662 337
Longitude8° 31' 7" W
Latitude54° 15' 3.44" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownSligo (3.8 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

Tomb 4 is a curious one. A low, flat-topped mound is surrounded by a kerb. Inside there is a very narrow passage leading to a small chamber.

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Sunday, 4th May 2003

This tomb has undergone two phases of excavation and turned up many bone pins and vast quantitis of burned bone, representing as many as 50 individuals.

The central chamber and boulder circle have been dated to around 5000 BCE. The passage was added at a later stage, as were two cists.

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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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