All caches and IP points are within the site but there is no physical container hidden either in the walls of the castle or within the structure. A farmer has use of the field so you can find sheep and/or cattle on the site, Please make sure the gate is left closed at all times and please note that dogs are not allowed, not even on leads
This cache brings you to Roche Castle a few miles northwest of the town of Dundalk on the Louth/Armagh border Still known by its simple Norman-French name of Roche, this impressive castle clings dramatically to the summit of a great rocky outcrop. Striking and powerful, it commands a pass northwards and affords wonderful views over the surrounding country. According to the Close Rolls of 1236, it was raised by Lady Rohesia de Vernon, whose grandfather came to Ireland with Prince John in 1185. There is a tale that she promised herself in marriage to the architect if he completed the job to her satisfaction, but when he came to claim her hand, she had him cast from one of the windows in the west end - still popularly known as the "Murder Window".
Roche's peculiar triangular layout, determined by the shape of the rock, comprises a large entrance enclosure with a twin-towered gatehouse linked to the very considerable Great Hall. A causeway gives access to the entrance across a rock-cut ditch, in the centre of which was a gap with drawbridge protected by a barbican.
The large rectangular hall must have been an impressive building in its heyday. Its main chamber, lit on the south side by three large windows, was so enormous that the basement must have had timber subdividing to support the floor. The east gabled wall survives with some traces of the old roof line and indications of a third storey. A small rectangular building on the north side of the hall is a later addition, while the remains of a free-standing rectangular structure in the ward centre may also be a later feature.
A Reverse Whereigo
You are now the proud owner of a "Reverse-Geocache-Box", which tells you the distance to the final cache but nothing else; all the instructions you need to complete this cartridge are contained within.
To begin your adventure, download the cartridge from the related web page link at the top of the page or from this link Roche Castle Reverse Whereigo. You can play it on a number of devices but it has only been tested using an android smartphone and tablet.
Thanks to medic143 for technical advice on this cache. Blame to medic143 for anything wrong with it.