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

Search found 45 matches

by dr dingdong
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ingress
Replies: 7
Views: 3842

Re: Ingress

Got an invite and code..
Will try tomorrow to see what it is all about.
Anyone else get any more info?
by dr dingdong
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: nexus 7 tablet and oregon..
Replies: 6
Views: 3666

Re: nexus 7 tablet and oregon..

OK I have tried the nexus media importer which shows the Oregon files and tablet files next to next but i cannot see a way to transfer or move from one to the other.
Then I tried the astro free which gives me the option to move files but it does not show or recognise the USB connection.
Cheers.
by dr dingdong
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: nexus 7 tablet and oregon..
Replies: 6
Views: 3666

Re: nexus 7 tablet and oregon..

Cheers. I can't seem to find a way to connect with wireless either.
I will just take the netbook with me on longer trips..
Thanks again...
Steven.
by dr dingdong
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: nexus 7 tablet and oregon..
Replies: 6
Views: 3666

nexus 7 tablet and oregon..

Hi guys I have recently got myself a nexus 7 tablet and have been wondering is there any way I can transfer my pocket queries from the tablet to the Oregon 450.. I usually use my netbook to drag and drop the files onto the garmin... Also I have been using cachesense on the nexus 7 and nexus 4 and it...
by dr dingdong
Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: Garmin Oregon 450 on Amazon
Replies: 2
Views: 3154

Re: Garmin Oregon 450 on Amazon

Due up again on amazon at 2.44pm. Worth checking if anyone wants one.
by dr dingdong
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: found a cache but its not showing on my system...
Replies: 6
Views: 3349

Re: found a cache but its not showing on my system...

thats the item..then placed inside another container...
by dr dingdong
Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...
Replies: 9
Views: 3686

Re: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...

cheers beefy i will try with your co ords and the 60 mile limit..thanks for your help..cheers!!..
by dr dingdong
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...
Replies: 9
Views: 3686

Re: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...

think i have sorted it but dont know what was causing the original issue...cheers..
by dr dingdong
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...
Replies: 9
Views: 3686

Re: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...

sorry i have deleted them..but i think i had used a cache somewhere around omagh as the starting point. i set the distance to something like 123kms to cover from donegal to the ards peninsula and the north coast to monaghan direction.. cant remember the dates but the first cache turned up about 950 ...
by dr dingdong
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...
Replies: 9
Views: 3686

Re: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...

I had been running 2 pqs and thought they were fine untill I realised that there was quite a few missing. I had thought my dates and things were fine and had checked them but could not see the problem. I have not run them for a while and may have deleted them. If they are still on my system I will t...
by dr dingdong
Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...
Replies: 9
Views: 3686

help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...

hi guys i have been having some trouble with my northern ireland.or the top 1/3 if ireland pqs as my garmin keeps missing some out or my pq settings are messed up... as in work i could be anywhere in northern ireland i always like to have my oregon well stocked up.. so has anyone pqs for the top par...
by dr dingdong
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: found a cache but its not showing on my system...
Replies: 6
Views: 3349

Re: found a cache but its not showing on my system...

checked a nearby puzzle cache and it all seems to add up...thanks again....
by dr dingdong
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: found a cache but its not showing on my system...
Replies: 6
Views: 3349

Re: found a cache but its not showing on my system...

makes sense maybe its the final of a puzzle..
no code on the log..
i will look into it a bit deeper..cheers...
by dr dingdong
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: found a cache but its not showing on my system...
Replies: 6
Views: 3349

found a cache but its not showing on my system...

not sure if this is in the right forum but!... so i was out getting a few caches when i saw a spot which a thought was worth a look to place a cache.. so out of the car had a little look around where i could maybe hide one and i found a cache at the spot.. at first i thought i had found a new one th...
by dr dingdong
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: 35% off os maps in february
Replies: 0
Views: 5289

35% off os maps in february

35% off rrp all os maps and free delivery for february......latest edition guarantee as well...https://www.dash4it.co.uk/store/index.p ... ify_string
by dr dingdong
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Logging caches as 'Found it'
Replies: 32
Views: 8175

Re: Logging caches as 'Found it'

thanks i have done as you said and i now have 4 caches less than i thought i had...thanks for the help,it makes it easy when its kept simple!!..
cheers...
by dr dingdong
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Logging caches as 'Found it'
Replies: 32
Views: 8175

Re: Logging caches as 'Found it'

hi guys i have been reading this and then had a look at my statastics page and it reads i have found 677 caches (673 distinct caches)..
does this mean i have double logged a few caches? if so how do i find and sort it out?
keep it simple as i am not very computerised...
thanks...
by dr dingdong
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: blackberry any good for caching??
Replies: 17
Views: 3632

Re: blackberry any good for caching??

Eventually worked out the basics and managed to find a cache in bangor without using the oregon I am still using the cachesense trial and will get the full app as soon as it runs out. I will keep trying to work out the blackberry Os ..thanks for the help and I will be back for soon. Ta...
by dr dingdong
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: blackberry any good for caching??
Replies: 17
Views: 3632

Re: blackberry any good for caching??

Got the phone today and it will take me a bit of time to work out the workings. Will give cachesense a go in a day or two and hopefully not too complicated. Should be good to get my emails and things out and about instead of waiting to get home(maybe get a few more Ftfs) Will try and post how I get ...
by dr dingdong
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: blackberry any good for caching??
Replies: 17
Views: 3632

blackberry any good for caching??

hi guys i have been offered a new blackberry torch 9800 and i am in need of a new phone aswell. but i am not sure if the blackberrry would suit geocaching. there does not seem to be an official geocaching app but some others look ok..so if anyone has any experience of the blackberry i would be inter...