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Donnacha: Thanks to everyone for attending the 2017 New Years Resolution Event. The number of people out walking this year was phenomenal, 65 bodies counted heading off up the hill. And speaking of the "hill start", thank you for your patience with the extra couple of kilometres due to the conditions at the upper car park.

There was an big turnout at the Rostrever Inn (54 was the number of raffle tickets handed out!) for lunch after, and I though the staff did rather well looking after all of us, so a big thanks to the staff.

I would like to thank Nigel and Jackie for their help in planning the route, as well as the highly enjoyable caches located around the route. The guys were also essential in helping me safely manage the large group around the route. Nigel also did a lot of work in the background contacting people to make sure everyone was aware of the event and also was responsible for the handouts you received at the start of the event. And what is an event without the traditional "Nigel Group Photo"? The group photo has been added to the top of the event page, and Nigel also took some other great photos throughout the walk which he has attached to his log (Halywid Hunters).

Thanks to Eileen for bringing the Chatty Cache event back to the Carrickdale again this year. It was a fabulous evening with great chat & craic.

Last of all, thank you to all that attended for helping make this such a successful and enjoyable event. I wish you all the best for 2017, and I look forward to seeing you at the event in 2018. It's getting harder to find suitable locations, so who know's where we will be in 2018! If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to contact me through or through the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group or Page on Facebook.


New Years Resolution Event 2017

Hidden : Saturday, 14 January 2017
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New Years Resolution Event 2017

When - Saturday January 14th 2017
Where - Kilbroney Park, Co. Down
Time - 10.00am

The 2017 New Years Resolution walk will take place in Kilbroney Park near Rostrever Co Down. The event will start at 10am at the Upper Car Park in Kilbroney Park (Event GZ) and finish at 10.30am. There is no need to park in the Lower Car Park, you can drive all the way to the Upper Car Park. A walk will take place after at 10.30am that is optional and everyone is welcome to join.

The walk is a loop and starts and finishes at the event coordnates. The walk is approximatly 7K in legnth with approximatly 250m accent, and will take around 3.5 hours to complete.

The walk is mostly easy going however there are small elevation increases in some places. We will be walking on a mix of fostery, grassy and muddy mountain tracks so I would recommend bringing a good pair of walking shoes with sufficient grip. We will be out on the open mountainside so you should have warm clothes, wet gear, water and food with you.

At times throughout the walk, the walking tracks will intersect with mountain bike tracks that are popular in the area. Please listen and follow the instructions of the Event CO's in these areas.

As we will be close to and intersecting mounatain bike tracks, no dogs are permitted on the walk for safety reasons.

There are several caches that can be found en route, one in paticular that is an early cache from 2002, and there will be nine new caches made available on the day.

After the walk we are going to the Rostrevor Inn for refreshments and chat. I have an area reserved from 2PM to 4PM. To stay up to date and to help us gauge numbers, please log a "Will Attend" notice.

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