Caherdoon : Stone Fort

CountyClare
Grid RefM 108 033
Longitude9° 19' 51.7" W
Latitude53° 4' 22.44" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownLisdoonvarna (5.6 Km)
OS Sheet51
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Monday, 7th June 2004

While we were so close we probably should have made the effort to go right up to this cashel, but the walking was rough and we wanted to move on to the final tomb in the townland.

The walls look quite impressive and could be as high as 3-4m. The views out over the Atlantic, the Arran Islands and down to the Cliffs of Moher are fantastic from here. For anyone interested in cashels this would be one to put on your list.

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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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