geocaching, Ireland

August Hike: Great Sugar Loaf, County Wicklow | The Geocaching Junkie

The thing about New Year’s Resolutions is, you can make big declarations and everyone around you is likely to forget by February and subsequently nobody will hold you accountable. In other words, it’s often easy to wriggle out of them. Not so when you publicise your intentions in a blog post. In January, I wrote… Read More August Hike: Great Sugar Loaf, County Wicklow | The Geocaching Junkie

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The Gobbins Coastal Path: July Hike with a Difference | The Geocaching Junkie

Hailed as the most dramatic walk in Europe, The Gobbins coastal path at Islandmagee, County Antrim has been on my ‘must-do’ list ever since it was reopened in August 2015, after an almost six decade long closure. It was closed again in June 2016 due to increasing rock fall, but was partially opened in June… Read More The Gobbins Coastal Path: July Hike with a Difference | The Geocaching Junkie

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Armagh: The Apple of Northern Ireland’s Eye | The Geocaching Junkie

Last December, I spent a day exploring the city of Armagh and fell in love with its beauty and rich history. Luckily for me, cep99 is an Armagh native and subsequently knows all the great things the entire county has to offer. It was at her suggestion that THE_Chris and I joined her on Saturday last week for… Read More Armagh: The Apple of Northern Ireland’s Eye | The Geocaching Junkie

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The Great War & my Great-Grandfather | The Geocaching Junkie

When we were planning our recent geocaching trip to Bruges and the prospect of caching in France was brought up, I did a quick Google Maps search for the Terlincthun British Cemetery. It wasn’t a million miles off our route and my road trip companions kindly agreed to a stop there. The cemetery, just outside… Read More The Great War & my Great-Grandfather | The Geocaching Junkie

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8 Myths about St Patrick's Day & the Irish | The Geocaching Junkie

Today is Saint Patrick’s Day – the one day a year that the world celebrates Ireland and ‘Irishness’. It’s the most widely celebrated national holiday in the world, with festivities going on in almost every corner of the globe. Just the fact that so many people celebrate makes me proud to be Irish. As I… Read More 8 Myths about St Patrick's Day & the Irish | The Geocaching Junkie

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8 Beautiful Locations Associated With Saint Patrick | The Geocaching Junkie

Did you know that St Patrick’s Day is more widely celebrated around the world than any other national holiday? 17th March is traditionally a religious commemoration of Ireland’s patron saint, but is almost universally known as a cultural celebration of ‘Irishness’ and all things Irish. These days, Paddy’s Day celebrations are bigger outside of Ireland than they… Read More 8 Beautiful Locations Associated With Saint Patrick | The Geocaching Junkie

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Taking Geocaching to Extremes: Meet the Owner of Ireland's Most Daring Caches | The Geocaching Junkie

You know that exhilarating feeling when you finally catch a glimpse of an ammo can peeking out from that cacher’s pile of rocks, after you’ve shed sweat and tears scrambling up a mountain and almost gave up several times? Or the feeling that you get after swimming in to a sea cave, then climbing on slippery rocks amongst various… Read More Taking Geocaching to Extremes: Meet the Owner of Ireland's Most Daring Caches | The Geocaching Junkie

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It’s a Long Way to Tipperary (and East Clare)… To Go Geocaching! | The Geocaching Junkie

Geocamping, hosted by Eclectic Penguin, has become an annual event in the Irish geocaching calendar. As the name suggests, the idea is that attendees camp at the chosen campsite and then attend various side events across the weekend. Now in its fourth year, this was the second time I attended. This year, the location was… Read More It’s a Long Way to Tipperary (and East Clare)… To Go Geocaching! | The Geocaching Junkie

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On Screen: 12 Movie & TV Series Locations You Can Find Geocaches at in Ireland | The Geocaching Junkie

In case you needed another excuse to go geocaching in Ireland, fans of the screen – both small and silver – will love combining geocaching with TV and film, at some of these famous filming locations. 1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) – Cliffs of Moher (GC1W06N)  When hunting for a horcrux, Harry and Dumbledore apparate… Read More On Screen: 12 Movie & TV Series Locations You Can Find Geocaches at in Ireland | The Geocaching Junkie

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Geocaching in County Clare – Ireland County Challenge…Completed! | The Geocaching Junkie

One of my six geocaching resolutions for 2016 was to finish my Irish county grid, and I have managed to complete it half way through the year. That may not be as impressive as it sounds, since I had only one county left to cache in, so just one trip was in order to fill in that… Read More Geocaching in County Clare – Ireland County Challenge…Completed! | The Geocaching Junkie