'Cairns P1, P2, Q' : Cairn

TownlandCorstown
CountyMeath
Grid RefN 584 774
GPSN 58382 77377 (5m)
Longitude7° 6' 54.18" W
Latitude53° 44' 33.84" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownOldcastle (4.2 Km)
OS Sheet42
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Loughcrew - Corstown - Loughcrew (Carnbane East) - Passage Tomb Cemetery
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 25th November 2006

There really is little to see of these three cairns. They sit in the saddle between Cairn N and the main peak of Carnbane East where Cairn T is. The only remains are an orthostat from one of the cairns with a couple of loose stones nearby and two bumps which represent the other cairns. I don't know which of the three cairns the orthostat represents.

A large stone stood upright to form the wall of a passage or chamber, usually in a passage tomb, but can also refer to the walls of any tomb.

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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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