Happy New Year to all. My name is Alan I live on County Leitrim/Sligo border.
Have never done any metal detecting before but have wanted to do, so I am now waiting on my first metal detector to arrive.
My intention is to start by beach detecting as I feel this is probably the best place to start.
Anyhow if there are anyone out there from round my neck of the woods do let me know as I would appreciate any help I can get.
Just for the record I have gone for the Minelab Go-Find 66 as it is an inexpensive option, and I have read all the comments from the purists and yes I did consider other detectors, but my final decision was to go for the 66.
Happy New Year Alan and I wish you many good trips with the Minelab. Keep an eye to the areas you intend to detect by printing out the red dot and blue dot areas. This should keep you the good side of things. Just get out there whenever you can after trying a few set up targets in your own back yard. I’m further South East of you in Meath. Happy hunting. gisago51
Hi I just did a search for Sligo and came across your post. My husband and I were in Strandhill, Co. Sligo on Saturday. We took a photo on the beach and he was wearing his wedding band. 20 mins or so later when we sat into the car it was missing. It's irreplaceable as it is made from the melted down metal from bith his grandparents rings. It's 10mm rose gold flat finish. It actually looks like a piece of copper piping from the distance. We would be soooo grateful if anyone who is in the area could please keep us in mind if they are out with their metal detectors. We were in the beach at tye end of the upper path just over the stones. Then we walked back along the same path towards Shells cafe and into our car. He wasn't in the water, although I know the tide comes in as far as where we were playing with the kids. Appreciate any help. The ring has such sentimental value to himself and his mum. Thanks