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Inishanier: Hi,

There has been no response from the cache owner so I'm Archiving this cache.

It may be possible to reactivate this cache. If you wish to do so please contact me via my profile and quote the ID for the cache so I know which one you are referring to.

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Many thanks,


Inishanier - Volunteer Reviewer for Geocaching HQ (Ireland)


Liffey Bridges-Grattan or Capel

A cache by Kili or bust Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/19/2006
1 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Cache info:
Like most of the Liffey Bridge caches this is a magnetic micro and can be found without accurate coordinates though it may take a while. The coordinates above only take you to the general area. If you do need better coordinates then you need the following.

How to find "A"
Get the number of lanterns on ONE side of the bridge.

How to find "B"
Get the number of statue head busts in relief on the Sunlight Chambers Building (Use waypoint) under the blue mosaic depictions ONLY! (should be an uneven number)

Please also bear in mind that the accuracy of your GPSr could be affected by the amount of metal on the bridge so this may take a bit of a search, hence the 2 star rating.

The coordinates will then be:
N53 20.751 + A
W006 16.076 - B

Grattan Bridge or Capel St Bridge
Named after Henry Grattan MP (1746-1820) and opened in 1874. The original bridge on this site was built in 1676 and called Essex Bridge after the Lord Lieutenant Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex and was developed by Sir Humphrey Jervis. Fourteen years later severe flooding washed away a large part of the bridge so it was strengthened and repaired. Later in 1722 a statue of George I on horseback was placed on the bridge - this was removed during another rebuilding in 1753.
The current bridge has been widened with cast iron supports extended out from the stonework so as to carry wide pavements on either side of the roadway. The bridge is lit by ornate lamp standards also in cast iron. Plans are afoot to add structures to the pavements to have a book market on the bridge.

Note the depictions of life in Ireland in relief on blue background on the Sunlight Chambers building on the south of the Liffey at the corner of Essex Quay and Parliament St.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Zntargvp, AJ raq nobhg 30" uvtu (Fcbvyre Cubgb ninvynoyr)

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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