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Letterboxing in Ireland

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Letterboxing is an activity, combining artistic ability with “treasure-hunts” in parks, forests, towns and cities around the world.

Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by cracking codes and following clues.

The prize: an image from a miniature piece of art known as a rubber stamp—usually a unique, hand-carved creation

Letterboxers stamp their discoveries in a personal journal, then use their own rubber stamp, called a signature stamp, by stamping it into the logbook found with the letterbox, perhaps writing a note about the weather or their adventures in finding the letterbox.

Letterboxes in Ireland – why not try finding a few and then maybe place your own Letterbox somewhere – and let us know how you got on!

For more information online on how to make stamps, letterboxes and set up clues online visit:

www.letterboxing.org – go to Clues then International to find the ones in Ireland

www.atlasquest.com – go to Letterboxes section, then do simple search for Ireland and then your county.

If you have a GPS, you might be interested in finding out about Geocaching

 

 

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched mykidstime.ie in 2007.