Aghanlish : Portal Tomb

Grid RefG 807 523
Longitude8° 17' 50.42" W
Latitude54° 25' 7.75" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKinlough (3.3 Km)
OS Sheet16
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Aghanlish - Wedge Tomb
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 7th April 2002

The Leitrim survey lists two standing stones near to the wedge tomb (just 20m up the hill in fact) but when you see them they are undoubtedly two 3m tall, 1,5m deep portal stones from a tomb.

A small drystone wall has been built to the east of them extending from the base of one which does not seem to be anything in particular.

The views from here are so good that words fail me when I try to describe them. Another example that the people that built these sepulchres for their dead and for worship really enjoyed seeing the very best that nature has to offer.

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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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