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Swords Castle

A cache by Windsockers Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/27/2005
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The Cache is located in The grounds of Swords Castle

Swords Castle is situated in the centre of the ancient town of Swords about 15 Km north of Dublin City.It is the former residence of the Archbishop of Dublin and it is the only fortified residence of the Archbishop to survive in a reasonable state today. The buildings that make up the castle form a rough pentagon enclosing an area of approximately 0.5 Ha with a perimeter wall of 305 meters.The castle was built over a period of 400 years starting before 1200 AD.
Castle Opening times are:
Monday to Thursday. 10am to 12.00 noon and 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Friday. 10am to 12.00 noon and 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Weekends. Closed Weekends

The Cache

This is a multicache starting at the above coordinates.

Near the starting point you’ll see a plaque on the ground with some dates on, you’ll need to convert the months to numerical form then:

Take the first number and add it to the third number call this A.

Take the third and sixth number and add them together call this B.

Take the second number add this to the third number and add this to the sixth number call this C.

Take the first number then add it to the sixth number call this D.

Go to N 53 27.685, W 6 13.221 Note The number of tennis courts call this E

Go to N 53 27.829, W 6 13.149 Note number of spheres on the railing up to the bridge call this F Then perform the following sum to find X (108-F=X)

The coordinates of the final cache are N 53 27.(B+(D-E))D(C-(A-E)) W 006 13.(C-D)X
As the cache has been relocated now you need to add 253 to the north and subtract 128 from the west.

Take note of the park opening times below for this cache
Park Opening Times
Nov. to Jan. 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Feb. to Mar. 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
April 10.00 am - 7.00 pm
May 10.00 am - 8.00 pm
Jun. to Aug. 10.00 am - 9.00 pm
Sept. 10.00 am - 8.00 pm
Oct. 10.00 am - 7.00 pm


Additional Hints (Decrypt)


Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 1/10/2018 6:42:39 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (2:42 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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