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Re: Trip to Ireland
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #653008 by Wronghat
Nov 6, 2011 7:54pm
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Just north of Dublin near Skerries are some cute ones I found a hitchhiker up there!

-Amanda from Seattle
Re: Trip to Ireland
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #653007 by Maire's Facets
Nov 6, 2011 8:56pm
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I am traveling to Ireland this week and would like some recommendations for boxes to obtain while I am there.

Wow! I didn't realize that Ireland had so many boxes that one can be picky about which ones to choose to look for. =) When I was last there, you pretty much had to look for whatever was available--you didn't have a whole lot of options!

-- Ryan

PS. My plants are the best. ;o) Unless something was planted after I was there--then those might be better.....
Re: Trip to Ireland
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #653007 by Maire's Facets
Nov 7, 2011 8:07am
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An Irish Camelot and The Pirate Queen are my two favorite plants there. Though Grumpy Grinch's near the Cliffs of Mohr is in a lovely spot too.

Have loads of fun and try, if ye be a drinker, Bulmers and Strongbow. My favorite, even in America.

slick kitty
Hitchhiker planted YEARS ago
Board: Country: Ireland
Apr 11, 2012 7:17pm
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Hey all, just checking in on this board and decided to see if anyone had been around to look at the Fiddler of Dooney. (A great carve, BTW.) I visited in August of 2007 and left a HH there. I wondered if anyone had possibly visited and picked it up, but not logged it in? I need to change its destination as the box it was aimed for has been long retired.

Thanks!
Re: Hitchhiker planted YEARS ago
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #691556 by Idhunna
Apr 13, 2012 10:41pm
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Hi, I haven't been to Ireland yet, but we have our plane tickets booked for October. I am looking forward to going and will look for any letterboxes that I am near :o)
Re: Hitchhiker planted YEARS ago
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #692331 by turtlelove
Apr 13, 2012 10:44pm
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Have a wonderful time. I hope to get there someday.
What counties are you visiting?
Re: Hitchhiker planted YEARS ago
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #692332 by GreatBigSabres
Apr 22, 2012 2:02pm
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What counties are you visiting?

Hi,
So far we have been to Sweden, Finland and UK (London) and we live in Denmark so we are exploring it daily. :o)

In August, we may squeeze in France or Norway before our kids go back to school. In October there is a break for the kids and we have tickets to visit Ireland. So excited about that!!

Our current landlord owns a home in Italy and has offered it to us for this July for 2 weeks but we will be in the US visiting family on our home leave. We are hoping to go to Italy next summer.

Germany, Russia, Spain and Egypt are all on our list to see as well as Japan. One of my friends is moving there soon and we are going to go visit :o)

It is wonderful to be able to see all of these beautiful countries and to have our children with us as well. They will always remember the experiences :o)
Trip there in 2014
Board: Country: Ireland
Apr 23, 2013 7:27pm
Are any letterboxers still posting to this site? I am planning a trip to your beautiful country in 2014 and would like to find some letterboxers in the areas I plan to visit.

Just let me know if this is still an active message board. Thanks Sky Blue Dragon
Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Apr 20, 2015 1:31pm
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Just waking this board up to say we are now back here living in Ireland. Are there any other Irish resident letterboxers out there? I fear we are the only ones, but we are busy planting regardless. Fortunately we do have a few to find, thanks to the American holiday visitors who leave a box behind them.

It has been great to see all the visitors to our own boxes that we have previously planted on our holidays here, but now that we are back home again we are going to be able to maintain them properly alongside the new ones we are putting out :-)
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #895932 by Skerries Duo
Apr 20, 2015 7:07pm
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Hi there Skerries Duo,
What part of Ireland are you from? I left a few letterboxes behind on a trip to Dublin. My family and I were living in Denmark for a few years and had the opportunity to visit your lovely country. Unfortunately, I think I was the only letterboxer in Denmark. I planted anyways, and continued to search for boxes whenever in a country that had some :) Sadly, our time overseas was up in September and we returned home to the United States, North Carolina.

I hope you have luck finding the boxes I left behind.
Turtlelove
Renee
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #895932 by Skerries Duo
Apr 20, 2015 7:14pm
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The Yorkshire Tortoise recently told me that she now lives in Ireland and is back to letterboxing.

TG
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #896005 by Trekkie Gal
Apr 20, 2015 7:54pm
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And my Irish friends who were living in Glasgow these past few years are moving back to Ireland (probably Drogheda area) this summer! So I will probably be back around too :-)

-Amanda from Seattle
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #896018 by Amanda from Seattle
Apr 20, 2015 11:39pm
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Now that is exciting news, Drogheda is only about half an hour away from us so they should have a few to find on this side of the country when they get here :-)

We saw that you had visited some of our Skerries boxes several years ago. A lot of the American visitors fly into Shannon airport on the other side of the country which is why a lot of the letterboxes here are on the other side of the country. I know you used to fly into Dublin from time to time as it was part of your job, are you still flying around the world?
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #896001 by turtlelove
Apr 20, 2015 11:41pm
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Yes Turtlelove, we have your Dublin boxes on our list and are looking forward to finding them next time we go into Dublin. We live on the East Coast, not too far from Dublin so it shouldn't be too long before we go there.

Thanks Trekkie Gal, you weren't to know but The Yorkshire Tortoise is the other half of this Duo. It is a name we use when we letterbox together, Skerries Duo does get to find her Irish tortoise boxes though :-)

Wow, I have just found the 'edit post' button, just shows how long it is since I last posted on AQ!
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #896040 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Apr 21, 2015 4:26am
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Hey, Yorkshire Tortoise! I've missed you on the boards! =) Glad to see you're still around and letterboxing! Keep on trekkin'!

-- Ran
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #896048 by Green Tortuga
Apr 21, 2015 5:17am
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Hello Old Friend :-)

Yes, I have been lurking lately, and now posting as I have really got back into AQ again. It is greater than ever and yet just as easy to navigate around as before.

Now that I live in Ireland, with not so many letterboxes, AQ is coming into its own again as a way for me to keep in touch with everything letterboxing. Also I am older, healthy but not so able to go hiking distances in search of letterboxes anymore so AQ is helping me to keep in touch with a hobby which as you know I have been doing my whole life.

It is great to follow all your adventures on your long walk blog - another wonderful way for me to hike virtually :-)

YT
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #895932 by Skerries Duo
Apr 21, 2015 10:28am
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Hmmm. *adds Ireland to list of future possible holiday destinations*
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #896040 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Apr 21, 2015 12:54pm
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Now, "The Yorkshire Tortoise" is a name I recognize!! Both turtle lovers, you and I :) I have been around since 2007, not my whole life like you, but certainly have enjoyed Atlas Quest and most things letterboxing. Too bad we didn't get to meet up while I was there...

Turtlelove
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #896143 by turtlelove
Apr 23, 2015 10:00am
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Well I am sorry to see I was correct, we seem to be the only Resident Irish letterboxers. Amanda's friend looks hopeful for the future though.

No doubt I will get to meet any buddy that visits The Yorkshire Tortoise, the BB's always seem to want to exchange personal travellers :-)
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #896292 by Skerries Duo
Apr 25, 2015 10:06am
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Looking for letterbox hybrids from goecaching-website there seems to be some though, so maybe some local geocachers would be easy to lure into this hobby?

(Edit - nevermind - I tend to be avid armchair-traveller browsing AQ-clues and geocaching-maps, but not much aware of real current situations.)
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #896049 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
May 1, 2015 11:59am
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Amanda definitely wants me to do some hiking in Ireland, so maybe we'll be able to visit someday. I'd love to finally meet you in person! =)

-- Ryan, checking in from the trail again
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #897128 by Green Tortuga
May 1, 2015 1:57pm
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Meeting up would be great if you ever come here. There are some good hiking trails in various parts of Ireland. The Wicklow Mountains are fabulous. There is more moorland than where you are currently hiking (at least judging by your photos), but some equally stunning views in places.
Letterboxing Blog About Ireland
Board: Country: Ireland
May 5, 2015 11:13pm
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If anyone is interested I have started blogging again about my letterboxing adventures. This time of course it will be all based in Ireland.

You can find my blog at:-

http://boxingwithabuddy.blogspot.com
.
Re: Letterboxing Blog About Ireland
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #897653 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
May 6, 2015 10:56am
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I remember meeting your boxing buddies LONG ago, back in 2007! MamaC who is now Hornicorn, was hosting. I was at the NC event that your buddy was at :)
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #896122 by lepaggoth
May 7, 2015 10:52am
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I have been to Ireland.... and I am itching to go back. I can not explain it. Ireland is wonderful! I loved my vacation there! I have also left plants there. Tsk... tsk. Come on lottery! I only want $60 million.........

csk
Re: Letterboxing Blog About Ireland
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #897693 by turtlelove
May 7, 2015 11:47am
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It was great fun sending out buddies and meeting people by proxy Turtlelove. I loved having them to stay too.
Re: Anyone living here in Ireland?
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #897844 by Captain Slick Kitty
May 7, 2015 11:50am
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We used to have holidays here too Captain Slick Kitty and now look - we are resident here living the dream :-) you never know what might happen in the future.
Visiting in October - Ireland
Board: Country: Ireland
Jul 26, 2018 11:16am
Hi, All,

I'll be doing a town to town hike from Rathrdrum to Glenmalure to Laragh to Roundwood to Enniskerry to Dublin Town at the end of October. Unfortunately, I probably won't make it up to Skerries, as it looks like there's a few up there. It would be wonderful to meet a letterboxer or two and find (and plant) a couple of boxes.

Thank you!

Cubby Bear Paw
Ireland Trip 19'
Board: Country: Ireland
Sep 26, 2019 2:08pm
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Hi, I'll be in Ireland from October 8th to the 15th - Going to Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Cork, Cobh and Killarney. Does anyone know of any ACTIVE boxes near those areas? Thanks in advance.
Re: Ireland Trip 19'
Board: Country: Ireland
Reply to: #979743 by Song Of Joy
Sep 29, 2019 4:29pm
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I sent you an aq mail.

csk