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This cache brings you to the village of Blackrock on the outskirts of Dundalk
Blackrock (Irish: Na Creagacha Dubha) is an attractive seaside village, situated seven kilometres south of Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland on the western shore of Dundalk Bay
Blackrock has its origins as a tiny fishing village in the early 19th century. In 1841 the population of the village had reached 507 with 95 houses, mostly small thatched fishermen’s cottages. By 1845, visitors to the area complained of the lack of hostelries and stabling, prompting local landlord Thomas Fortescue to undertake the construction of a wall along the main beach and the building of several lodgings including the Blackrock Hotel, The Clermont Arms and The Swans. This was the beginning of Blackrock’s rapid development as a popular holiday resort, attracting visitors from all neighbouring counties as well as from Belfast and even Scotland, and which continued well into the 1960s. Today Blackrock is a vibrant small town with over 3,000 inhabitants.
The beach has a very gentle gradient and the sea retreats about 5 km at low tide. The River Fane (to the south of Blackrock) enters the sea as a channel crossing from south to north in front of the promenade. Even at high tide, the water is only about one metre deep out to the river channel
This is little more than a cache and dash. To get to GZ just follow the coastline from the beach beind the buildings. There is ample free parking along the beach wall in the village. GZ should be quiet enough but there are a couple of private residences nearby.
The cache is a small tupperware container. Please replace the cache exactly as found and replace the "cover" after logging the find.
this was once part of a series called louth beaches, that series is now defunct and the bonus cache is now archived so please ignore the code contained in the cache
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum