'The Cashell' : Court Tomb

TownlandCornamucklagh South
CountyMonaghan
Grid RefH 756 200
Longitude6° 50' 36.87" W
Latitude54° 7' 24.32" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallybay (4 Km)
OS Sheets28, 28B
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 16th June 2002

Nestled in a little grove at the junction of several fields and situated on the top of a low rise this tomb is actually unclassified and could be anything. There is a jumble of stones, cairn remains and possible kerb stones, all of which lay scattered about.

It is not possible to calculate any alignment or shape from the layout of the stones. There is, however, the most marvelous stone (the largest on the site) that may have been a lintel or a portal stone. This stone has raised veins of quartz running over its surface.

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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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