Mountseskin : Artificial Mound

CountyDublin
Grid RefO 051 235
Longitude6° 25' 30.63" W
Latitude53° 15' 5.29" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTallaght (5.4 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Mountseskin - Barrow Cemetery
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Visit Notes

Friday, 22nd March 2002

I was very surprised by this mound beacuse it isn't actually a mound as such. It is more of a bank that forms a hollow depression using the slope of the hill, although it definitely is not a defensive earthwork. It may even be a bowl barrow.

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Directions

This is so hard to distinguish that I will not give directions. Real die-hards should use the OS. I approached it from the cairn at Knockannavea.

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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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