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 fitzet
Thu May 12, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Geocaching fatality?
Replies: 10
Views: 3151

Re: Geocaching fatality?

Details of inquest from Irish Times

Man died during augmented reality game, inquest hears (via @IrishTimes) http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/ ... -1.2645636
by fitzet
Fri May 06, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 138796

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Thanks folks
I have got out of the habit of logging in to this site, now closer to 1600 ;)
by fitzet
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Pocket Queries for USA
Replies: 5
Views: 4242

Re: Pocket Queries for USA

That's great, thanks.

I have a list for my blank months in Europe and was looking to see what additional months might be available in California or Nevada. Very little, for my needs, as it turns out.
by fitzet
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Pocket Queries for USA
Replies: 5
Views: 4242

Re: Pocket Queries for USA

Thanks
I recall seeing USA listed first, seperate to the full list. And, if this were a bug, that it would have been flagged long before now.
by fitzet
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Pocket Queries for USA
Replies: 5
Views: 4242

Pocket Queries for USA

I was looking to set-up a PQ for the USA for caches published in 2000. USA isn't included in the Country List (within the section labelled "Within"). However, US States are included in the list of States / Provinces.

Anyone know why ?
by fitzet
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 138796

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congratulations to Silver Soldier who chose GC4TFX1 Ireland's Well Rounded Cacher Challenge to log his 2K.

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
by fitzet
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 138796

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

AbbeyAckbar have hit milestone #1900 on Wicklow Mountain Challenge - Gold. Well done folks, here's to #2000 8) =D> 8) =D> 8)
by fitzet
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Year gone and following year
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: Year gone and following year

Sooo....2015 has been and gone....hope everybody reached their goal for the year.. .. So,,whats your aim for 2016 2015 was the year that the Walk in the Garden bug bit me and bit deep. No finds up to August and 13 since then. This year I hope to do more for themselves, and to contribute to the comp...
by fitzet
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 138796

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Doug.G has logged milestone find #2000

Well done !

:ban :ban :band :ban :ban
by fitzet
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 138796

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Doug.G has completed Loop#4 of his DT grid.

=D> =D> =D> =D>

Seems like no time since we were on the River Avon, watching him complete Loop#1 ;)
by fitzet
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 138796

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

I do believe that theswerve has completed (the current set of) A Walk in the Garden. I don't know if he is the first, but it's one mighty achievement.

Congratulations

=D> =D> =D>
by fitzet
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 138796

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

THE_Chris wrote:... and Goldcircle hits the 2k! Congrats and a great choice for the milestone.
Well done young man :D

:ban :ban :band :ban :ban
:ban :ban :band :ban :ban
by fitzet
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 138796

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Tmsr wrote:Wondering if there was a special cache involved?
Very much not :P, if my reckoning is correct :D
by fitzet
Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 138796

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

8) Congratulations Donnacha 8)
=D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
by fitzet
Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: LIDL special offers
Replies: 6
Views: 6056

Re: LIDL special offers

http://www.lidl.ie/en/Offers.htm?id=587

More hiking stuff on Monday 07 September. The poles are priced higher than usual, so may be 'better'.
by fitzet
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 138796

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

GoldCircle completes Loop#2 of the DT grid.

=D>

Apparently anything less than 2 Loops is 'so last year' =;
by fitzet
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 138796

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Wa Wa hits 1000 on a D5.0 puzzle. Nice work, missus 8)

=D> :ban \:D/ :ban =D>
by fitzet
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: seeking: geocaching buddies for road trips and hiking!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1616

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

Max
This one might appeal to you. An Event & a group attempt on a T5 in a remote part of Wicklow.

http://coord.info/GC602JP

If you need a lift, I suggest posting a note on the Event page.
by fitzet
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 138796

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Another #1800, this time GoldCircle at The Muglins in Dalkey.

=D> =D> =D>

Who will be first to #1900 8) ?