Newgrove : Wedge Tomb

Grid RefR 453 803
Longitude8° 48' 44.69" W
Latitude52° 52' 15.14" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTulla (3.5 Km)
OS Sheet58
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 5th January 2003

I first saw a picture of this little wedge tomb some 2 years ago and it was very overgrown. Now though it is very much in the open and easy to see. It is a small tomb, or the remains are fairly small, but that should not put you off coming to see this one. Some double walling is evident, and the large remaining capstone is nearly 1.7m square.

Sitting in the opening on the east side is a stone with a shallow, but definite bullaun cup in it.

My advice here is to visit in the afternoon if posible as a high row of poplar tress next to the tomb cast a permanent morning shadow upon it.

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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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