Baur South : Cairn

CountyClare
Grid RefM 218 000
Longitude9° 9' 58.06" W
Latitude53° 2' 41.91" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKilfenora (7 Km)
OS Sheet51
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 30th March 2003

At Baur South you see this monument from the road whilst looking for the more interesting site at Baur South (County Clare). The cairn is about 3m tall and 15m in diameter. Some of the stones seem to have been robbed from the top, but it is hard to say if it was ever opened.

To reach the wedge tomb, climb over the low spot in the wall directly behind the cairn from the road and head to your right. You will see a gap in the wall and the tomb is 20m through there.

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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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