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The King of Mourne (Slieve Donard)

A cache by Barnabus & Dangerous Brian Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/18/2004
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A 3 part Multi-cache, starting at sea level and climbing Slieve Donard to its Summit at 850m


This 3 part Multi-Cache is part of the 6 Kingdoms (GCK4J3).

It's quite a tough physically to bag, but take it easy and you should be up and down within 5 hours...
The weather in the Mournes can be very changable, make sure you are prepared...!!!

Slieve Donard is named after St. Domhangart, a contemporary of St. Patrick who founded a monastery at Maghera.
The Annals of the Four Masters tell us that the mountain's earlier name was Sliab Slánga, clearly a name from pagan times. Sláinge, the son of Partholon, was the first physician in Ireland. He died in Anno Mundi 2533 (2533 years after the creation of the world according to Irish mythology) and was buried here in a cairn.
Another early name, Benn mBoirchi, is preserved in the modern Irish name for the Mourne Mountains as a whole: na Beanna Boirche, 'peaks of the peak district'.

Slieve Donard is the highest mountain in the Mourne Mountains area and the 19th highest in Ireland.
Slieve Donard is the second most easterly summit in the Mourne Mountains area. It's also the second most easterly summit in Ireland.

On to the cache...

1st Part

Park at the carpark at Bloody Bridge and the first part of the cache is in easy reach. It's a Nano Cache...!!!

2nd Part

You're looking for (According to 'Tim the Enchanter, but you can call me Tim') a "wee beastie with a vicious streak a MILE wide...!!"

3rd Part

The End, Look to the North...!!!

This is my first multi-cache I've placed, I hope it works, if you get stuck I'll place the co-ords of the 3 points in the hints/spoilers part.

Good Luck, and take care...!!!

If you're feeling energetic, why not consider the other 'highpoint' caches in Ireland and Britain:


Britains Highest Geocache
Ben Nevis, Scotland


Corran Tuathail (Ireland's Highest Cache)
Carrauntohill, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, County Kerry, Ireland


Scafell Pike - A Cache To Peak Them All
Scafell Pike, Lake District, England


Where Is Snowdon Summit?
Snowdon, Snowdonia, Wales


Six Kingdoms
Snaefell, Isle of Man

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Svefg Cneg
Ybbx oruvaq gur cbfg ba gur srapr oruvaq gur srapr

Frpbaq Cneg
Vg'f n ebqrag va n ebpx oheebj ng Abegu svir sbhe* bar mreb.gjb frira avar, Jrfg mreb mreb svir* svir svir. mreb bar gjb

Guveq Cneg
Haqre n ebpx ba gur Abegu fvqr bs gur yrffre pnvea ng Abegu svir sbhe* bar mreb.avar sbhe frira, Jrfg mreb mreb svir*svir svir. bar bar mreb

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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