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 TheBigAndyT
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)
Replies: 64
Views: 13404

Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Had a blast over the weekend, didn't arrive until Friday night and had to leave Saturday evening but got to do loads. Wish I could have met up with some of the local cachers but couldn't find you guys but I Really enjoyed hangin out with other cachers and will have to make more of an effort to atten...
by TheBigAndyT
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)
Replies: 64
Views: 13404

Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

After my second attempt to catch a ferry,I'm almost in Scotland. Looking forward to my pie now
by TheBigAndyT
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)
Replies: 64
Views: 13404

Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Thanks for getting back to me. Ihopefully meet up then with some fellow catchers on ferry. 'll have to attach a travelbug to my rucksack to mark me out as a cacher. Or is there another way to recognise a geocacher when not scurrying around in bushes? Also I've never attended a mega before, should I ...
by TheBigAndyT
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)
Replies: 64
Views: 13404

Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Hi all,

finally got me a$$ in gear and re-ignited the geo caching flame. booked boat and campsite to attend the mega in Ayr. Wifey and cachlings are staying at home though. anybody else heading on ferry on friday from belfast?
by TheBigAndyT
Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Holywood security alert
Replies: 1
Views: 1982

Re: Holywood security alert

Hope it's not Gc2gtr7 it's a really good one
by TheBigAndyT
Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Holywood security alert
Replies: 1
Views: 1982

Holywood security alert

The Belfast telegraph has just sent a Facebook message about a security alert over a Geo hunting treasure box
by TheBigAndyT
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Who can lead a Wherigo expidition?
Replies: 14
Views: 3913

Re: Who can lead a Wherigo expidition?

There was a great one in carnfunnock. Really enjoyed it
by TheBigAndyT
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New uni module
Replies: 1
Views: 2203

New uni module

I've started a part time degree and I've just got my first assignment for the second semester "The aim of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to familiarise yourself with GPS tracking devices and to report on this technology and its application within healthcare provision" I think...
by TheBigAndyT
Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: nexus 7 tablet and oregon..
Replies: 6
Views: 3245

Re: nexus 7 tablet and oregon..

Any joy? I was speaking to a buddy of mine with a nexus and says his recognises most USB devices. On mine I navigate to usbhost if that's any use
by TheBigAndyT
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: GC7473: Deserted Village - Finally Archived :(
Replies: 34
Views: 4930

Re: GC7473: Deserted Village - Finally Archived :(

Thanks, I'm down with my kids but hopefully I can convince relatives to look after them for the day and attempt this
by TheBigAndyT
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: GC7473: Deserted Village - Finally Archived :(
Replies: 34
Views: 4930

Re: GC7473: Deserted Village - Finally Archived :(

Potentially might be staying in clifden in the summer, has anyone an update? Is it still there? Is really five hour trip?
by TheBigAndyT
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: nexus 7 tablet and oregon..
Replies: 6
Views: 3245

Re: nexus 7 tablet and oregon..

I had an android tablet a while ago and was able to do it after downloaded Astro file manager
by TheBigAndyT
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New look site
Replies: 7
Views: 3642

Re: New look site

I heard they might replace it with a QR code based games like munzies. This might be just hearsay though
by TheBigAndyT
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Stop The Clocks
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: Stop The Clocks

All that so we can find hidden Tupperware:)
by TheBigAndyT
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Manually added co-ordinates way off
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

Re: Manually added co-ordinates way off

Cheers, in this case the points it created were not on roads. Once it placed a waypoint in a tidal estuary. I was pretty sure the cacher would have mentioned the cache would be submerged for most of the day. That's when I figured out there was something wrong. I reset the gps by turning it on with a...
by TheBigAndyT
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Manually added co-ordinates way off
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

Re: Manually added co-ordinates way off

Cheers I stored to factory settings and that seems to have done the trick
by TheBigAndyT
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Manually added co-ordinates way off
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

Re: Manually added co-ordinates way off

This is odd. On the compass screen it shows me at n54•39.411' w005•55.479' my iPhone confirms this. If I add a waypoint it shows me at n54•39.605' n005•55.848.
by TheBigAndyT
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Manually added co-ordinates way off
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

Re: Manually added co-ordinates way off

I tried swapping the format around but it didn't fix it. I'll have a decent bash at the weekend cheers
by TheBigAndyT
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Manually added co-ordinates way off
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

Manually added co-ordinates way off

For the sevond time today I've noticed that if I add co-ordinates to my Oregon 450t the waypoint is wildly off. It was 0.3 miles off today. I was Able to find the cache by using iPhone. Weirdly though the cache Locations are fine if they came from a PQ. So traditional caches are ok but a multi is im...
by TheBigAndyT
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 13
Views: 4121

Re: Hi all

Good luck with your challenge. I recognised your. Belfast ones. There are some handy lunchtime ones left but not many