'The King's Stables' : Miscellaneous Site

TownlandNavan Fort
CountyArmagh
Grid RefH 839 455
GPSH 83868 45470
Longitude6° 42' 36.07" W
Latitude54° 21' 3.34" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownArmagh (3.7 Km)
OS Sheets19, 28B
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 5th February 2006

Wow! What a strange place this is! There aren't many like this one.

The King's Stables is reputedly the place where the kings from Eamhain Mhaca (County Armagh) used to water their horses. Today, instead of seeing the pool, all you can see is the top of a bog surrounded on three sides by an earth bank.

This might not seem like much, but there is a very sinister side to this place. When it was excavated it was found to be manmade. Furthermore several offerings were found including the remains of human sacrifices.

I don't know if it was my prior knowledge of the macabre history of this site that made me feel a little bit spooked or the place itself, but I could definitely feel something here.

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Navan Press

Some information on the Navan Fort complex.
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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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