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 Tmsr
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 106187

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Fair play F and did I hear The Chris reached 3k... Both of these flying of late (literally) Congrats!
by Tmsr
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 106187

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Well done to TucKids who reached their Millennium Milestone at the Leap Day Event last night...wonder what number they will be at for the next one in 2020?
Maith sibh!
by Tmsr
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: The Site
Topic: Forum Upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 1561

Re: Forum Upgrade

Looking good!
by Tmsr
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Geocaching fatality?
Replies: 10
Views: 2131

Re: Geocaching fatality?

Thanks Donnacha, I'd not spotted you posted this and have sourced the details now from a friend of M's . Hadn't heard of Ingress but apparently Frank was alone with his scanner at the location and his body was found by a detective who also plays the game. There appears to be two factions in Ireland ...
by Tmsr
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 106187

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Well done Doug...milestone maestro at present!
by Tmsr
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Leap Day
Replies: 0
Views: 1745

Leap Day

Plenty of notice of an event in Dublin for Leap Day. Now you can fill that annoying last box on the Grid indoors in the company of like or no minded individuals. Stick it in the diary when you get one from under the tree... Feb 29th 2016 GC66JYW
by Tmsr
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 106187

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Wow... Fair play Doug. It looks like a serious series of D/TS in the UK yesterday. Medic better watch his back!
Project GC hasn't caught up yet so will be curious to see how much of loop5 is already done!
Over to you Feargal...pressure is on!
by Tmsr
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 106187

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Well done to our eminent geoblogger, Sarahmur who reached the very significant 2000 mark over the weekend. She was allegedly vising his parents in the East Midlands area but still managed to grab a cache or six!
Congrats on the 2k milestone for now!!!!
by Tmsr
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Geocaching fatality?
Replies: 10
Views: 2131

Re: Geocaching fatality?

Sorry I can't say for certain as the information came from a coupke of muggle acquaintances who wouldn't be sure. As they weren't from Dublin, there was conflicting reports that it happened around Ringsend, South Wall or even Dun Laoghaire area.. The poor young widow is in the same line of work as M...
by Tmsr
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Geocaching fatality?
Replies: 10
Views: 2131

Geocaching fatality?

While there have been a number of deaths of geocachers in the field internationally, it seems there may have been a tragic incident more locally of late. We are not sure if others may be more aware of details in this instance, but we are saddened to recently hear from acquaintances that a man living...
by Tmsr
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 106187

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Well done Mervyn and Ciarán...serious commitment for those milestones!
by Tmsr
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 106187

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Well done Donnacha... That's a cool milestone. Wondering if there was a special cache involved?
We notice a northern cacher called fastfox who has also been at the game a good while (2007) has just hit 2k after you too!
by Tmsr
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Hezekiah Hillside Highlight series
Replies: 4
Views: 1457

Re: Hezekiah Hillside Highlight series

Hi Mikey,
Like the idea. Check out the tribute cache, H is for Hezekiah GC5HA39 that we placed in time for the New Year's Resolution Event last January - maybe it could be aprt of the series?
by Tmsr
Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 106187

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

It has been a mighty road trip for Mervyn... 5k and Jasmer Ruby Level sorted in the past few days... Congrats!
by Tmsr
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 73767

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

We are not around for the camping this year but hopefully the collective Brains will solve it under that gazebo!
by Tmsr
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 73767

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Interesting...maybe some discussion amongst those down at the campsite this weekend might help...
by Tmsr
Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 73767

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

3 months on and nobody knows this?
Might be time for a hint!
by Tmsr
Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Events
Topic: It's nearly BBQ time again.
Replies: 11
Views: 2246

Re: It's nearly BBQ time again.

GC607CM. Mountbellew, Co. Galway
by Tmsr
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: It's nearly BBQ time again.
Replies: 11
Views: 2246

Re: It's nearly BBQ time again.

Sorry Craig, 3 of us travelled last year but presently looks like we'll not make it this time.
Have a good one!
by Tmsr
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Anyone got a list of the AWITGs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: Anyone got a list of the AWITGs?

I have emailed you my list - wish I'd more coloured in by now...