'Drombeg - Hut Site' : Hut Circle

Grid RefW 246 351
GPSW 24632 35137 (8m)
Longitude9° 5' 13.21" W
Latitude51° 33' 50.11" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownLeap (4.1 Km)
OS Sheet89
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Drombeg - Stone Circle
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 23rd June 2002

What I had to wonder here is how many people lived in these two small, interconnected huts. The larger of them is 4m in diameter with an external entrance (facing away from the circle). From this there is entry into the second hut circle, in which is a type of oven.

It really does make you think about how far mankind has (or hasn't) progressed in the time that has passed since these huts were in use.

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Saturday, 9th July 2005

Apparently this is a great place to have a picnic. There was an Austrian family sitting with their food spread out on a blanket. Sitting off to one side of the stone circle is a great place: sitting here on the morning of the winter solstice sunrise would be alright too.

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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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