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Stiffy By The Liffey

A cache by Donnacha Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/12/2003
In Dublin, Ireland
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

The SpireDublin's latest and controversial attraction located in the position formerly occupied by Nelson's Pillar.

The Spike is a winning design by Ian Ritchie Architects of London chosen from an international field of 205 entries. The majority of the entries were from Ireland but were also received from Europe, America and even Iran. The field was short listed to three, Jonathan Bennett, Dublin based architect, Ian Ritchie Architects of London and Hunt McGarry, Architects, also based in London.

The Spike is a conical spire of rolled stainless steel plate which tapers from 3 metres in diameter at the base to a 0.1 metre pointed pinnacle at a height of 120 metres. The top 12 metres of the structure is illuminated from within and the top 500 mm of the structure is made of conically cast optical glass.

The upper part of the monument will gently sway in direct response to the wind reflecting the character of its climate, landscape and people.

Cache Logging Requirements

Shaka SignTo log this Virtual Geocache, you must take a picture in the area of GZ making the "Shaka Sign" (image on right) with the spire in the background, and attach it to your found log. No faces are reqired in the picture, just a hand.

Please Note:
  • Do Not Take the picture from a large distance away, you must be within 20m of GZ and the Spire visable.
  • Do Not Send me the picture, attach to your log. Logs without a picture will be deleted without notification.
  • In regards to Group logs, one photo is permitted but all in the group must make the Shaka Sign. The individual posting the group photo must also post the Geocaching Usernames of those in the photo to their log.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Lbh pna'g zvff vg!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 10/20/2017 10:26:35 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:26 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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