Ballyremon Commons : Barrow

CountyWicklow
Grid RefO 219 124
Longitude6° 10' 40.11" W
Latitude53° 8' 53.45" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKilmacanoge (3.7 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 21st April 2002

I had looked for this before and its cunning camouflage had thwarted me - another site that I'd stood within 50 feet of and not seen it.

This is an impressive barrow in a striking location. It is 5m in diameter and 1.8m tall. The surrounding ditch is still in excellent condition (apart from where a wall breaks into it on the east side) and is 1m deep and 2m wide. There is a slight chance that an external fosse may have existed.

To the east stands The Great Sugar Loaf and to the west Djouce. The barrow also sits exactly half way between the two peaks of Djouce and the Little Sugar Loaf. Another incredible thing is that to the north you can see Howth framed by Carrickgollogan and Two Rocks Mountain.

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Marked Sites

Directions

From Enniskerry follow the R760 and then the R755 south. After about 2km along the R755 you will be passing The Great Sugar Loaf on the right. Just after you pass a road to the right look out for a track on the left. Follow this track around until you reach a track to your right, made of reddish crushed rocks, opposite a new pine plantation. The barrow is on the right hand side of this red track just 50m along.

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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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