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 parkmoy
Thu May 08, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Selling up!
Replies: 10
Views: 3884

Re: Selling up!

Actually, it might well be. I'm doubtful we will be able to get somewhere in England where we can keep it as easily as here. We're spoiled for space.

Good to see some of the old faces still caching.
by parkmoy
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Selling up!
Replies: 10
Views: 3884

Re: Selling up!

Hezekiah wrote:Good luck with your move, Dave - hope all goes well for you!

Alan

Thanks Alan, hope you and the family are keeping well.
by parkmoy
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Selling up!
Replies: 10
Views: 3884

Re: Selling up!

sarahmur wrote:I will take it off your hands - I should be going to Enniskillen area on Friday but if that falls through, my friend will meet you - is that ok?

That's good, I'll PM you.
by parkmoy
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Selling up!
Replies: 10
Views: 3884

Re: Selling up!

quote]Good luck with the move and if you happen to be in Omagh before you go it would be good to see you again. I'm working in Dreams on Dromore Road if you want to pop in and say hello/bye :) [/quote] I'll try and get there before I go Niall. Place is only just going up for sale so I might be here ...
by parkmoy
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Selling up!
Replies: 10
Views: 3884

Re: Selling up!

Great thanks Niall. Moving back to England for family reasons. Facebook will be fine.
by parkmoy
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Selling up!
Replies: 10
Views: 3884

Selling up!

Hi folks and hello to old friends. A long time since I have been on the forum and I'm afraid geocaching has become an 'also ran' in my list of hobbies :) Anyway, I'm moving house so I'm taking the opportunity of getting rid of my geocaching bits and bobs. I've got several unused geocoins coins on Eb...
by parkmoy
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Burn out
Replies: 74
Views: 7308

Re: Burn out

I'm in that phase at the moment and it's lasted about a year. Disillusioned with what seems to be a proliferation of crap hedge bottom Irish caches. Yes, I know there are some good ones still but it's difficult to know in advance what you're heading for. That, plus there are so many caches now there...
by parkmoy
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Versailles
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Versailles

I was at Versailles the week after Easter but didn't do any caching so can't advise re that. What I can tell you though is if you intend to visit the Chateau get there the minute it opens. We were there about 10am and had to queue for 1 1/2 hours and when we came out the queues were even longer and ...
by parkmoy
Mon May 23, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheap camper van
Replies: 12
Views: 2249

Cheap camper van

For those that hanker after a cheap, easily stored camper van, how about this baby?

http://www.firebox.com/product/3644/VW-Camper-Van-Tent
by parkmoy
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photography
Replies: 0
Views: 3357

Photography

Anyone interested in landscape photography might be interested in this: Landscape Photography Workshop - Laragh, Saturday April 2nd 2011 Improve your photographic skills! Experienced photographers will give hints and tips in our landscape photography workshop. The workshop will cater for both beginn...
by parkmoy
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Useful Information
Topic: Gas Station - POI List
Replies: 16
Views: 9888

Re: Gas Station - POI List

A042 no longer sells gas
by parkmoy
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)
Replies: 244
Views: 35629

Re: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)

A doctor from Israel said, "In Israel the medicine is so advanced we cut off this guy's testicles and put them into another man and in six weeks he was looking for work. The German doctor said "thats nothing, in Germany we take part of a mans brain out, put it into another person and in four weeks h...
by parkmoy
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)
Replies: 244
Views: 35629

Re: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)

Parkmoy, I was that prawn. Keep the faith!
:wink: [-o<
by parkmoy
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)
Replies: 244
Views: 35629

Re: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)

Mary is the proprietor of a bar in Dublin . She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar. To solve this problem, she comes up with new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later. She keeps...
by parkmoy
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)
Replies: 244
Views: 35629

Re: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)

There were two prawns Far far away in the tropical waters of the Caribbean , two prawns were swimming around in the sea - one was called Justin and the other called Christian. The prawns were constantly being harassed and threatened by sharks that inhabited the area. Finally, one day, Justin said to...
by parkmoy
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)
Replies: 244
Views: 35629

Re: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)

The following purport to be real comments made in a survey carried out by Thomas cook and ABTA! "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts." "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I o...
by parkmoy
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)
Replies: 244
Views: 35629

Re: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)

BRAINS OF BRITAIN UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2) Jeremy Paxman: What is another name for 'cherrypickers' and 'cheesemongers'? Contestant: Homosexuals.. Jeremy Paxman: No. They're regiments in the British Army who will be very upset with you BEG, BORROW OR STEAL (BBC2) Jamie Theakston: Where do you thin...
by parkmoy
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)
Replies: 244
Views: 35629

Re: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)

Some years ago, in a small coastal Irish community, Paddy married a woman, Maggie, half his age, All was well at first until Maggie took delivery of a ‘woman's' magazine and began to read things about sex. It soon became clear that she had never climaxed during sex and, according to her Grandm...