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Mizen Head (The Most Southerly Cache In Ireland)

A cache by KoF (Kings of Frogs) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/24/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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MIZEN HEAD

Currently the most southerly cache in Ireland. Hidden while construction was underway on the bridge, so the cache itself is not out past it. You can get great views of Fastnet and it's surroundings on a good day.


Mizen Head is the most southernly point in Ireland. Malin Head in Co. Donegal is the most northerly, the most eastern point is Burr Point in Co. Down, and the most westerly point is Garraun Point, Co. Kerry.

Restoration of the Arched Bridge
2010 was a very special year for Mizen Head Signal Station. The famous Arched Bridge is 100 years old. It has given great service. Until 1993 it was used solely by the Commissioners of Irish Lights personnel, light keepers, tradesmen dignitaries and guests. The general public were not admitted unless they had written permission from CIL. In 1994 Mizen Tourism (a local community co-operative) took a lease on the path across the Bridge to open the Signal Station as a visitor experience. The Centre has gone from strength to strength, but a problem has been looming. Since 2005 the Bridge needed to be replaced. An expensive job! After five years of negotiations, the job had started. The Commissioners of Irish Lights, Cork County Council and Fáilte Ireland have joined forces to fund the new Bridge. It will look just like the old one. It will be constructed in concrete reinforced with stainless steel. It is guaranteed for the next 150 years. Contractors demolished the old bridge and constructed the new bridge throughout 2010.
We hope you enjoy!
(Information courtesy of Mizen Head.com)

For directions to Mizen Head go to http://www.mizenhead.net/ The Mizen Head visitor center is open daily mid-March to October; November------mid March weekends. There is a lovely cafe and shop to enjoy too.

The cache is a medium-sized see through tupperware container.
When hidden it contained:
Logbook
Pencil
Sharpener
Toy mushroom
Little hook
and a
swipe card holder.

Also, a huge thanks to Photofin & family for maintaining the cache.

Be careful of muggles and please replace the cache exactly as you found it.

Happy hunting!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Bhpu!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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