In June of 2000 geocaching reached Europe in the form of a plastic container hidden along the Irish coastline. It was only one month after the first geocache in the world was placed in the U.S.
“Europe’s First” (GC43) is rated as a difficulty 1, terrain 3. It’s located south of Dublin and geocachers from around the world make this cache part of their holiday plans. One of the more than 500 logs from “Europe’s First” reads, “Our trip to Ireland would have not have been complete without a small diversion to pick up this very important landmark cache. Even the sun came out to give us a lovely stroll along the cliff path before a short scramble to the cache. I’m very pleased to have ticked this one off.”
Geocachers who log this cache, also cross one of the Top Ten Oldest Active Caches off their list.