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