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Sidetracked - Dundalk

A cache by Mental Medic Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/07/2011
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A quick cache and dash located at Clarke Train Station in Dundalk

Dundalk Clarke railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Dún Dealgan Ui Cleirigh) serves Dundalk in County Louth, Ireland. It consists of an island platform, with a bay facing south. There is a small museum located in one of the station buildings here, displaying a variety of railway artifacts and photographs.

History

The station opened on 15 February 1849 as Dundalk Junction (being located at the Junction of the Dublin-Belfast line and the Dundalk and Enniskillen line), becoming Dundalk Station in June 1894. It was given the name Clarke on 10 April 1966 in commemoration of Tom Clarke, one of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916.

Architecture

The station was designed c. 1845 by John McNeil. The ticket office and modern waiting area are located at road level, whereas the station proper is beneath this at track level. The two sections are connected by a Victoran covered walkway, and by a 21st century lift for disabled access. The station is noted for its fine iron, glass, and polychromic brickwork. It has been said to be the finest station on the Dublin-Belfast line

The cache is a micro container with log only so please byop. I am 5 ft 11 and can barely reach this so add a point to difficulty if you are vertically challenged This is an extremely busy area so stealth will definitley required. You cannot access this cache from the R180 Dundalk to Carrickmacross road, you can only get to this through the train station

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

jurer gur natyr zrrgf gur jnyy

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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