This is the cryptic edition of our Dublin: Temple Bar route.
The treasure hunt route starts at the top of O’Connell Street at the corner with Parnell Street. We walk down this historic central thoroughfare, past the Post Office which was the site of the Easter Rising of 1916. There are still bullet holes visible in the brickwork. We then stroll along the north bank of the River Liffey and cross the Halfpenny Bridge. This takes us into the trendy Temple Bar district which is packed with restaurants and many of Dublin’s most famous pubs. Finally, the route leads to Dublin Castle, the seat of British rule until 1922. Most of the current building dates from the 18th century, although the original castle was started in 1204.
Kindle Treasure Hunts are a great way to make a walk around town more fun, interesting and even educational. As you walk round you are given a set of questions to answer based on things you can see along the route. You can use them to explore a new area, or to find the interesting nooks and crannies that you may have missed in a familiar one.
The 56 questions in this edition are designed to be fairly challenging. Most of the clues are written, but some are picture questions. Some are cryptic or require some basic general knowledge, and others are based on things on the route that may be tricky to spot. If you would prefer something more straightforward, for example if you are taking children with you, a family edition of the Hunt on the same route is also available from Amazon. This contains easier clues that should be quite straightforward to find and work out.
As you solve each clue, you can record your answer using the notes function on your Kindle, or use your phone or just good old pen and paper if you prefer. The Hunt is divided into sections, and there is a link to check your answers at the end of each section.
Our Kindle Treasure Hunts are designed for individuals or families and other small groups who are walking the route together. If you wish to do the Treasure Hunt as a competition in two or more separate groups, please visit the Treasuredays site for information on hunts which will allow you to make as many copies of the question sheets as you need.
You should typically allow about 2-3 hours to complete the Hunt. But it may take longer if you stop for refreshments or retrace your steps to find clues you may have missed