Cappaghkennedy : Cairn

CountyClare
Grid RefR 308 987
GPSR 30792 98692 (3m)
Longitude9° 1' 54.41" W
Latitude53° 2' 4.06" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCorrofin (10.3 Km)
OS Sheet51
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 21st September 2008

I came across this cairn on my way back from the wedge tomb at Cappaghkennedy (County Clare). I don't think it's recorded anywhere.

It is located in the bottom of a narrow valley between two limestone hills. It is 10m in diameter, grass-covered and stands about 1m tall. All the views are restricted by the slopes around the site.

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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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