Slievenaglasha : Wedge Tomb

Grid RefR 295 968
Longitude9° 3' 2.26" W
Latitude53° 1' 2.25" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCorrofin (8.2 Km)
OS Sheet51
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 27th October 2002

A very ruined, but obviously once impressive tomb. The one huge, 3.5m long, single wall slab implies that the monument once very much resembled Berneens (County Clare) in design, although this one would have been slightly shorter.

For some odd reason, possibly the fact that a small shepherd's hut has been built adjacent to it, this tomb has a Fogra protection sign, whereas the lovely (almost perfect) one at Tullycommon (County Clare) just 400m away does not.

Once again today I had to take cover from the rain and wind, but this tomb was not going to provide it, so I had to hide, knees against chin, behing one of the walls of the hut.

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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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