Ballyalbaanagh : Rath

CountyAntrim
Grid RefJ 289 974
GPSJ 28882 97377
Longitude5° 59' 43.01" W
Latitude54° 48' 27.39" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownLarne (12.4 Km)
OS Sheet9
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Ballyalbaanagh - Court Tomb
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 13th April 2008

This site is known locally as The Fort, but I'm not 100% certain that it is a rath. I think it could be a barrow. It is just 8m in diameter and the surrounding bank is just 50cm high. Inside the bank there is a shallow ditch and the centre is raised to the height of the bank.

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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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