Krewe of Killarney  LbNA # 7474 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateMar 15 2004
LocationNatchez, MS
Found By MathiasBrothers
Last Found Nov 23 2010
Hike Distance?

Krewe of Killarney

(Alive and well as of 8/11/2004)

On March 17, follow St. Patrick from St. Mary’s Basilica on Main and Union to the Bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River where he will throw all the snakes into the river. This annual walking parade provides fun for the entire family.

You can find this letterbox and its bit o’ Ireland any day of the year! It’s a microbox, so bring your own pencil and ink pad. Make it a Kelly green one, of course.

Start at St. Mary’s Basilica, 105 South Union Street in Natchez, MS. It’s cornerstone was laid February 24, 1842. Step inside and pick up a Self-Guided Tour brochure and enjoy this beautiful historic cathedral.

Coming out of St. Mary’s, turn left onto the sidewalk and walk down Union Street past the rectory and the building that houses Catholic Charities.

You will come to a small park on the Basilica grounds. Go up the steps and inside the fence. You will see a memorial to the Armed Forces straight ahead. Three ancient live oak trees line the fence along Union Street.

Sit on the bench to the right of the entrance. Look to your left. The microbox is hiding in the corner of the ground cover at the base of the huge oak tree.

Happy hunting!