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This cache brings you to the small port village of Greenore for a short walk along the shoreline
Built in 1824 Haulbowline Lighthouse marks the start of the Carlingford Lough entrance channel. It is a tapered granite tower with a lantern and gallery incorporating a keepers quarters. The tower is unpainted with the lantern painted white. There is also a secondary lantern halfway up the tower; up until 1922 this displayed a "half tide" light to inform mariners that the tide was high enough to enter the lough. This lighthouse is built on a dangerous rock, exposed only at low tide. The shore station was at Cranfield Point until 1922, and then at Greencastle. This was the first Irish offshore light to be automated, in 1965. It is located in the middle of the entrance to Carlingford Lough, on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
To get this cash ample parking is available near the coastguard station (waypoint added) After there is a short walk along the beach to the cache. On a clear day this should afford you unobstructed views of the entrance to Carlingford Lough and Haulbowline lighthouse. There is also a great view of the Mourne mountains and Greencastle on the northern side of the lough.
The cache is a small tupperware box with only a log so please byop
As with any cache placed on or near our waterways care should be taken at all times especially with younger cachers. The sea here is NOT suitable for swimming owing to the dangerous currents in the area.
The terain along the beach consists mostly of loose stones and sand with no elevation gain.
Please take care when replacing the cache to prevent muggles from discovering it's location
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