Prior to the 17th century, the north side of Townsend was a tidal strand of the Liffey. To the south there was an elevated ridge near the confluence of the rivers Liffey and Dodder and that was the place where Dublin Vikings generally landed. Old records refer to this place as “The Stein” or “Steine”.
The name “Steine” has got Scandinavian roots and comes from “stone”. Some records mention a pillar stone standing there. Destruction or moving this stone is not recorded, and its function is not clear. Most likely it was a cult stone (dedicated to Freya or Thor) but other theories mention a memory stone, a mark of possession or a seamark (for navigation).
In the 1970's a replica was erected near the original location.
Cache is a magnetic micro container and includes logbook and pencil.
Please retrieve and hide the cache with extreme care because it’s a highly muggled area.