'Cairn F' : Passage Tomb

TownlandLoughcrew
CountyMeath
Grid RefN 571 773
GPSN 57107 77343 (3m)
Longitude7° 8' 3.77" W
Latitude53° 44' 33.25" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownOldcastle (3.5 Km)
OS Sheet42
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This is a subsite of:

Loughcrew - Newtown - Loughcrew (Carnbane West) - Passage Tomb Cemetery
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Visit Notes

Monday, 27th October 2008

Walking back from Cairn D to Cairn L I remembered that Cairn F has a beautifully decorated orthostat and so paused to see if my new flash eqipment could get me a good photo. I'm certainly very happy with the results.

Of all the carved stones on the hill this is amongst my favourites, because it looks a lot more primaeval than the other examples. The variety of designs is diverse and they have been protected by the single roofstone that remains on the passage. Sadly, the rest of the passage and chamber have not been so lucky and the monument is rapidly becoming lost below a sea of grass and moss.

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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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