Due to a rockfall on the Cliff Walk a gate has
been installed preventing access to GZ. This leads me to believe
it may be sometime before the walk is reopened again. I have
decided to temporarily move the cache until the walk is reopened.
This has resulted in the cache now being more difficult to access
as you must now climb up part of Bray Head. This was unavoidable
due to the terrain and other caches within proximity.
Bray Head, County Wicklow, Ireland. The first geocache in Europe, placed on 3rd June 2000 - just one month after the demise of selective availability.
When selective availability was turned off, and the geocaching
game took off, I decided to hide a cache near where I was living
in Bray, Co. Wicklow. I was delighted to see that I manged to
place the cache before anyone else in Europe placed one.
And so all was well, until 15 June 2003, when I went to visit the
cache and found it to be gone! Disheartened, I found it too
difficult to replace the cache.
who, on 31 May 2004, placed a replacement cache within eyeshot of
the original location. The coordinates listed above refer to the
coordinates of the replacement cache - the original cache was at
53d 11.477' N, 6d 04.804' W, hidden under stones where the two
walls meet. You can view photos here
If you are visiting the replacement, do say hello to the original
And so the cache lives again! Enjoy!
As you make your way towards the cache, look left and you will
see Lord Meath's Lodge.
The railway company owned the walkway up to Lord Meath’s Lodge.
They kept the gate closed and charged a penny for entry each day
except Friday. The estate house was Killruddery House, which is
now open to the public. A dirt road was also constructed around
the top of Bray Head for guests, and this was also open to the
public. The cliff walk was closed each Friday when it was reserved
for Lord Meath’s own use. The steps above the toll house led to
the estate and the stones for the cottage and the toll gate were
collected from the immediate area with the exception of granite
and red brick which were brought to the site.