Coolycasey : Wedge Tomb

CountyClare
Grid RefR 512 679
Longitude8° 43' 22.6" W
Latitude52° 45' 36.04" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownSixmilebridge (3.9 Km)
OS Sheet58
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 5th January 2003

This is an easy tomb to see, but not that easy to reach early on a Sunday morning. It sits on a ridge behind a new bungalow, through the garden of which you would need to go to reach it. It appears to just consist of wall stones now, but these look quite substantial, so I will probably be back here for another look at a more sensible time of day.

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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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