Ireland – Munster

So far, all of my caching in Munster was done in one weekend in August 2014, when I attended the Geocamping in Killarney (GC54T49) event hosted by Eclectic Penguin. This was a big deal as I had never been camping before in my life!! But it really wasn’t as bad as I thought, and a tip from AbbeyAckbar to bring a hot water bottle meant that I actually got to sleep for a few hours; the copious amount of wine consumed helped somewhat too 😉

Skellig Michael (GC4K77T) by PAMPAH – Found it! 23rd August 2014

As part of a small group of geocachers that went to Great Skellig for the day to attend the Skellig Michael Boat Trip event (GC5506A) organised by kryten2x4p, we got the necessary information to log this nice earthcache. The weather was absolutely glorious, akin to southern Spain and the ascent up those many, many steps really wasn’t as bad as I had initially envisaged. Plus, nobody got seasick on the boat and we saw some dolphins on the way back. A very memorable day; I hope to make it back again some time.

Little Skellig viewed from Great Skellig
Little Skellig viewed from Great Skellig

The First Steps (GC2CD0T) by Geo Chief – Found it! 22nd August 2014

Again, earthcaches were top of the list! This one is on Valentia Island. On the Friday night, I stayed in a bed & breakfast in Cahirciveen, so I would be close to Portmagee where the boat would be going to Skelligs the next morning. I still had some light when I arrived so I took the car ferry over to Valentia Island to do some caching. This is a beautiful place. The cache itself brings you to the Tetrapod Trackway, where there are petrified footprints of one of the first animals to ever walk on earth. I never even knew this place existed, so thanks to this earthcache, I can now say I’ve seen these footprints!

Tetrapod Trackway, Valentia Island
Tetrapod Trackway, Valentia Island

Bray Head Valentia Island (GC5747E) by xro – Found it! 22nd August 2014

This cache is all about where it brings you. Absolutely amazing views here, and I was here just at sunset. I saw the name of this cache, and decided it was a must do, as I live in Bray, Co Wicklow and the nearby hill that is home to GC43, is called Bray Head. It seemed like fate that I found this cache 🙂

View from near GZ, with Skelligs in the distance
View from near GZ, with Skelligs in the distance

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