Laghtneill : Wedge Tomb

Grid RefW 421 627
Longitude8° 50' 22.82" W
Latitude51° 48' 49.35" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCrookstown (3.1 Km)
OS Sheet86
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 23rd June 2002

This low 3m long wedge is quite picturesque with a tree growing out of the centre, against which leans one of the roof stones.

There is good evidence of the double walling and possibly the portico too. The rear slab and one jamb are still in situ, but like the other stones protrude no more than 20cm from the ground.

25m to one side are the remaining roof slabs. One is standing up on top of the other which are flush to the surface.

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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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