Inch : Artificial Mound

CountyDublin
Grid RefO 199 613
Longitude6° 11' 20.95" W
Latitude53° 35' 16.21" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBalbriggan (2.5 Km)
OS Sheet43
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 14th May 2006

It doesn't matter that this mound is very denuded, because its location poses so many questions. It is situated on the top of a drumlin-like hillock on the west side of the R132 where it passes Balrothery. On the opposite side of the road there is Balrothery Church, which is built on the top of a similar hillock.

Was the church built on the site of another pre-christian site that mirrored the mound?

All that is left of the mound is a low bump that is no more than 1m high.

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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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