“Europe’s First” GC43 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 31, 2011

Near the "Europe's First" geocache

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.

A look at the geocache "Europe's First"

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  • Zalgariath

    I found this one just last week! Still in great nick. Left my Pathtag for the next finder. Looks like it has been picked up by someone who thought it was a geocoind 😀

  • awesome weazel

    nice catch there. i’l give you a hint on where mine is hidden. if you live in boca raton florida then go to the edge of boca bath and tennis. go the the west edge and there is a giant concrete block that is big enough to fit a person. it is in the block in a priority box. its not to good but its worth it.