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Inside the Cave – the secret is out!

A while ago I discovered a hidden cave on my beach and we’ve all had a lot of fun trying to figure out what is inside in part II and part III.
I can’t go any further, as it’s guarded by spiders and I don’t carry my cat around with me on my run to defend me, however I still wanted to know the story and how it looks inside, maybe you are curious too?
Here is what I found out:
It starts before 1800, when prospectors followed a mineral rich line from the seashore at my beach to a remote valley and it includes the rise and fall of a mining corporation. The cave seems to be connected to one of Dublin’s landmarks – the Chimney – which is on one of the hills I want to be conquering this summer.
So that’s it? It’s an old mining tunnel/outlet?
It gets better than that:

In the early 20th century, “my cave” was the home of a mysterious hermit who slept in a hammock!

Some say that he was and Italian, some a veteran of the Boer War, others of the Great War; others that he was an eccentric member of a rich family living up the hill. He was known as ‘Decco’, and the cave is now known as ‘Decco’s Cave’. Decco had a habit of chasing marauding infant intruders up the beach with an axe!

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Inside the man cave

Another rumor back from Decco’s times, is that the cave is the home of flesh-eating bandits …

Of course now everyone wants to know what is inside? Thankfully I don’t have to fight my way through the spiders and others on the Internet have done the work for us:

Now in case you are still reading – thanks! I am starting to like discovering interesting places during my runs and find out things about them. I like to check out the chimney next as that seems the logic consequence … I discovered a cave and that leads to a chimney, it makes perfect sense to me.

18 thoughts on “Inside the Cave – the secret is out!”

    1. Those guys are insane! However it is super exciting. I wonder what else I’ll discover 🙂
      The Chimney might be in next weekend’s episode, it look far away, but if people were able to dig their way through rocks I shall be able to sloggle there!

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  1. Flesh eating bandits! Better than I could have ever hoped for! I think you should explore yourself! So we’re looking for a chimney? Wait – guess what I found exactly the other side of the Irish sea this morning! (No seriously go check out my last post :p)

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      1. Give me a heads up then, when you take your kajak and hop over with your cat on your head. Then I might be able to sum up the courage to stay on the beach holding watch, while you do the cave man cat fight thing! I make the video as well 😀

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  2. Love the video – how kind of those guys to post it to save you the bother of going in! They sounded a little bit scared to me. Like a modern day hansel and gretel – but they really should have taken their own breadcrumbs!

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  3. OH WOW!!!! love it! so interesting! i didn’t watch the whole video (getting stares here in the off 😛 ) but oh wow! so keel…. and right there on your beach!!!

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    1. Cool isn’t it? I am quite excited about it lol. Now I need to discover more. There are so many ruins and caves and castles here and now as I am fitter I can reach them more easily 😀

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