March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .

Donnacha

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by Blue Jay
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie Here!!
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: Newbie Here!!

Welcome - enjoy the game
by Blue Jay
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 96248

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats to Sarahmur, Goldcircle & Donnacha on reaching 2k :) :) :)
& to Fitzet on 1300 - very well done everyone :) :) :)
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by Blue Jay
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 96248

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats Swerve :) =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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by Blue Jay
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Hezekiah Hillside Highlight series
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: Hezekiah Hillside Highlight series

Brilliant idea - and one which I am sure will get a great response.
by Blue Jay
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 96248

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats Munster Fan =D> =D>
I can't keep up with them all - so congrats to everyone who has hit another milestone =D> =D> =D>
by Blue Jay
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 65379

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Is your sister Grace or Lucille? :lol: :lol: :lol:
And Quinn........ hmmmm
by Blue Jay
Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 35377

Re: Ask The Reviewer

There are some challenges where you need to have logged finds on x number of caches with x attributes - scuba diving being one - this is a way of doing that :D - Also it makes it easy to search for certain caches - like some power runs - bizarrely I don't even swim let alone scuba dive but I believe...
by Blue Jay
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: It's nearly BBQ time again.
Replies: 11
Views: 1989

Re: It's nearly BBQ time again.

Thanks Tony - I'll have a look when I can next get the site to work :evil: :roll:
by Blue Jay
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: It's nearly BBQ time again.
Replies: 11
Views: 1989

Re: It's nearly BBQ time again.

Where is it? Or what's the GC code?
Sorry but don't have time to scan the country
by Blue Jay
Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: seeking: geocaching buddies for road trips and hiking!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1193

Re: seeking: geocaching buddies for road trips and hiking!!

Hi Max - welcome - glad to see you're having fun. May I suggest going to one of the regular events so you can meet up with some local cachers? Unfortunately there were two on yesterday or another - I will probably hold a Chatty Cache soon so keep an eye out :D Another suggestion is to post this on t...
by Blue Jay
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lighthouse Cinema Dublin
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: Lighthouse Cinema Dublin

Have to say I love the Lighthouse.
by Blue Jay
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 96248

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats - that's some achievement =D> =D> =D> :band =D> =D> =D>
by Blue Jay
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 96248

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Happy 15th birthday to Europe's First - sounds like a milestone to me :D :D :D Fab day was had on Saturday at the event. Big thanks to Donnacha for organising. :D :D Biggest event I've seen - 63 in the pic I believe, plus the great camera man Halywood Hunters, we also picked up 2 more stragglers aft...
by Blue Jay
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 96248

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats Silver Soldier on 1400 & Dino-Irl on the big 1000 !!!
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by Blue Jay
Tue May 12, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: This summer's souvenirs
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

Re: This summer's souvenirs

That'll keep us busy :D
by Blue Jay
Tue May 12, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 15 Years of Geocaching! - Quiz
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

Re: 15 Years of Geocaching! - Quiz

I got 10 too - but 2 were complete lucky guesses. :D
by Blue Jay
Mon May 11, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 96248

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Very very well done Doug.

=D> =D> =D> :ban :ban :ban :band :ban :ban :ban =D> =D> =D>

I have that Aug 2000 cache on a watchlist so we were talking about you on the geocaching Ireland fb page all good.

So more loops of the loop now ?

Congrats.
by Blue Jay
Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello and looking for suggestions.
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Re: Hello and looking for suggestions.

Here's a link to a bookmark list I did to help tourists, on some caches around the greater Dublin area. There are many more worthwhile ones that aren't mentioned but it might help to make a start

http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/vie ... 0df3f45c2e
by Blue Jay
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Listowel Tidy Towns CITO, Co. Kerry
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Re: Listowel Tidy Towns CITO, Co. Kerry

Good luck - I hope all goes well. :D :D
by Blue Jay
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 96248

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats to all on recent milestones and particularly tmsr who we accompanied on a bit of rampage on Sat in sunny Armagh / Tyrone - great fun was had by all. :lol: :lol: :lol: