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International Geocaching Day Event

International Geocaching Day 2023: Date, History, Activities, Facts

GCAB70R 9US Celebrate International Geocaching Day 2023 by 9 Usual Suspects Event D1/T1.5

This was the 6th wet Saturday in a row, luckily for this years International Geocaching Event we had planned inside activities, an afternoon in the pub. There was a lot of geochat and general catching up, the darts, shut the box and BBQ proved very popular but sadly the dominos and pub quiz never happened. Next time.

Congratulations to darts champion Jonathon and runner up Andy. Now the dart board is up I think there maybe several practicing sessions before the next competition. Big thanks to Ali & Bryan for supplying the dart board, Pete for doing a fine job on the BBQ, Jo for being ‘tea lady’, Jo and Suli for being this events ‘tidy up fairies’, and everyone for attending.

Pete on BBQ Duty

The annual raffle was drawn with all but one winner being present. We would like to thank everyone who over the last year purchased raffle tickets, this is our biggest fund raiser with the proceeds funding our events, refreshments and website. This years raffle made a profit of £120. A very big Thank You to Mike & Gail (Team Marzipan) and Jo (73JLS) for their generous coin donations for the next raffle.

Penrhyn Castle, Treasures on Paper

A day that might be of interest to anyone with connections to the local slate industry and a chance to visit Penrhyn Castle for free.

If you’re a member of the local slate community and have an interest in your family history, Penrhyn Castle extends a warm invitation to a community conservation day on site. There will be an opportunity to talk with experts in the conservation field, to see conservation work in action and to learn how to protect any historical items you might have, such as photographs, diaries, and paper items for future generations. 

Penrhyn Castle played a big part in local history, especially within the slate industry. While we know the dates, the events and some names, we don’t have many stories from those that experienced life in the quarry or the castle. This event will be the start of a project that aspires to hear some oral history and looks to share that history within the castle and in the community through different platforms. The day will be an opportunity to share, discover and record our local history

The event is for free, but you will need to book. There will be no need to pay the castle entry fee, only bring your ticket to the Visitor Centre. Refreshments, lunch, and translation services will be available. All are welcome but on a first come first serve basis!

Unfortunately, this event will be hosted upstairs in the castle so there is no wheelchair access.

When: Saturday 26th August, 2023
Where: Penrhyn Castle, Bangor  LL57 4HT
Time: 10am -3pm
Booking: Online Or Telephone 01248 353084 or 0344 2491895

Booze Cruise to Dublin

We are planning a day trip to Dublin. The one and only advantage of Brexit is that we can now buy ‘duty free’ on a day trip to Dublin. We plan to leave Holyhead on the Stena 9am ferry, arriving Dublin 12.15pm and return on 8.30pm ferry which arrives in Holyhead around midnight. This gives us approximately 7 hours in Dublin City centre.

Cost depends on which day of the week we travel with Tuesday & Wednesday being the cheapest at £12 per adult/£30 per family of 4 or Thursday to Monday £15 per adult/£37.50 per family of 4.

Nolan Coaches operate a FerryLink Shuttle Service to and from Dublin Port (Route 853). The cost is €3.00 to city centre or €4.50 to Heuston Station each way, payment can be made by card onboard the bus. No Cash will be accepted as the service is strictly Cashless.

Click here to find out how much Duty Free Allowance you can buy.
Click here to find Duty Free Shopping Brochure

Interested? Please either message us through the comments or 9 Usual Suspects geocaching account.

2 thoughts on “News & New Caches 101

  1. Ray is interested in the trip to Dublin. However September is not a good month for us. If you do decide on September, please let us know the date and we’ll check the diary! Thanks.

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