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Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:33 pm
by THE_Chris
I probably should have posted about this series awhile back but anyway.

People who have been to the UK have no doubt heard of the Church Micro Series by sadexploration, as there are about 1800 located in the UK and NI.

http://www.15ddv.me.uk/geo/cm/notes.html

Its a simple idea, traditionals or multis located at or near churches. A bit of history thrown in for good measure.

I'm in the process of trying to set up a Church Micro IE series here, so far we have:

1 Church Micro IE 1 - St Pius X, Templeogue GC2JRV4 THE_Chris Replaced by GC315VC
2 Church Micro IE 2 - Kimmage Manor GC2YV21 THE_Chris Archived
3 Church Micro IE 3 - St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh GC19PDK THE_Chris
4 Church Micro IE 4 - St. Marys, Knockbridge GC2WRT5 medic143
5 Church Micro IE 5 - Methodist Church, Rathgar GC2K9TA THE_Chris
6 Church Micro IE 6 - St Josephs, Terenure GC2KMP6 THE_Chris
7 Church Micro IE 7 - Ballymore Church, Cobh GC2KMV1 THE_Chris
8 Church Micro IE 8 - Holy Rosary, Brid-A-Chrin GC2YZPK medic143
9 Church Micro IE 9 - The Green Church, Dundalk GC2ZKMB Mental Medic
10 Church Micro IE 10 - Church of the Assumption, Howth GC30ZCX AbbeyAckbar
11 Church Micro IE 11 - Immaculate Conception, Louth GC30WME Mental Medic
12 Church Micro IE 12 - St. Michael's, Carlingford Mental Medic
13 Church Micro IE 13 - St. Brigid's, Kilcurry Mental Medic
14 Church Micro IE 14 - St. James', Grange Mental Medic
15 Church Micro IE 15 - Sacred Heart, Donnybrook THE_Chris

The missing numbers I'd allocated a few months ago to people who unfortunately never placed (or renamed) the caches.

I'm just wondering what people think of this series: is it worth trying to get the numbers up and is there sufficient interest in the series? I can put more caches out, thats no problem, I have a bag of about 80 film canisters in my cupboard. I'd like to get others on board though. I dont want to put so many caches out myself that it blocks off other peoples ability to place caches due to the 150m rule (or whatever it is).

Anyone out there fancy placing a Church Micro IE cache? All I'd ask on the cache page is a photo of the inside and outside if possible (either your own or off the internet), and the following text:

"Church Micro IE caches, based on the Church Micro series by sadexploration in the UK, are designed to be reasonably quick but interesting caches linked, unsurprisingly, to churches of any denomination. "

"I want to place a Church Micro cache too

The Church Micro IE series is open to everyone; if you have a church you would like to place a cache at then please contact THE_Chris through Geocaching.com. This is to keep track of the numbers of the churches and give you the general format for the cache page. In the UK there are ~1500 caches in the series so we have some catching up to do! Also, if you currently have a published cache at a church that you would like to include in the series, get in contact and we can add it."

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Sadexploration in the UK knows about the series over here but he'd prefer we keep it as an ROI series as he has enough trouble keeping up with the UK series.

Anyone interested in joining in or making any comments? Is this series even worth pursuing?

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:34 pm
by barraseaclaid
tbh i have grabbed a few caches that are already in churches and some are worth the visit most are not. Not a criticism of the idea but at some point it becomes all about the numbers much in the same vein as the pitstops/sidetracked/ and what i have commonly come to known them as down here in waterford....yags (yet another graveyard stash!)...again its all a matter of opinion....if for example i was to hide a cache at every hospital in Ireland would you have any interest in completing all 51 caches (at least not counting private/small hospitals!)? I suppose its of interest to some but it would be a case of if im in the area for me....

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:35 am
by TXLiz
moved post to another area ...nothing here move on
:ot

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:46 am
by medic143
I have a micro opposite the church in Knockbridge. Allocate a number and I'll edit the name.

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:20 pm
by THE_Chris
Would Church Micro IE 4 - St Marys, Knockbridge be ok? If you have a pic of the outside of the church too for the cache page that would be great, but no worries if you dont.

Good stuff! Will be good to get some more involved in the series. #2 has been sent in for review too.

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:10 pm
by medic143
Name updated. Photo will have to wait until I'm out there again. Freakycat still has to do it so shouldn't take too long.

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:19 am
by Donmoore
total side note to this. I found when doing my caches which had ERCA tour in them it was better to put the ERCA tour part after the name of the cache or in your case church. Just means those who use the cache names rather than GC code find it easier than having all their caches... ERCA Tou.... on the GPS.

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:02 am
by Fjon
Donmoore wrote:total side note to this. I found when doing my caches which had ERCA tour in them it was better to put the ERCA tour part after the name of the cache or in your case church. Just means those who use the cache names rather than GC code find it easier than having all their caches... ERCA Tou.... on the GPS.
Agreed, or at least put the number first, like the Walk in the Garden caches? E.g. 14 - A walk in the garden.

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:47 pm
by THE_Chris
Hmm will have a think about that.

Got three big (non Church Micro) multis planned for the Terenure and Rathmines area so plenty of goodies to come!

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:26 am
by medic143
Assign a number to Church of the Holy Rosary, Brid-A-Chrin

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:46 pm
by THE_Chris
How does Church Micro IE 8 - Holy Rosary, Brid-A-Chrin sound?

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:03 pm
by medic143
Thats okay. Put one out a while ago but trying to find some info prior to publishing

Have it now so hopefully will get it submitted tomorrow for review

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:11 pm
by Mental Medic
Hi chris,
Ive a micro at the Green Church in Dundalk ready to go if you'd be kind enough to assign a number, many thanks
John

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:33 pm
by medic143
I think there is a curse on this series. IE 8 had to be replaced before it was found, IE 4 had to be replaced tonight (it had previously been replaced before being found). Was going to move another church cache to the IE series after maintenance tonight to discover it was gone too. :evil:

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:41 am
by THE_Chris
Mental Medic wrote:Hi chris,
Ive a micro at the Green Church in Dundalk ready to go if you'd be kind enough to assign a number, many thanks
John
Church Micro IE 9 - The Green Church, Dundalk

Thanks :)

And yeah, cursed is the word, my #10 went missing that time, so did #6 :(

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:01 pm
by Mental Medic
Hi Chris, another church micro ready to go if you'd kindly assign a number
Its at The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Louth Village
Many thanks
John

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:42 pm
by THE_Chris
Go nuts :D

Church Micro IE 11 - Immaculate Conception, Louth Village

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:54 pm
by Blue Jay
Passed through Louth Village today - was nearly back in Dublin when the email cam in :evil:

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:59 am
by Mental Medic
Hi Chris,
I've 3 more coming in the next couple of weeks if you'd assign numbers :)

St. Michael's Church, Carlingford
St. Brigid's Church, Kilcurry
St. James' Church, Grange

Many thanks
John

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:44 am
by THE_Chris
Excellent :D

Church Micro IE 12 - St. Michael's, Carlingford
Church Micro IE 13 - St. Brigid's, Kilcurry
Church Micro IE 14 - St. James', Grange

Thanks for keeping these going, all mine seem to be disappearing :(