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 1729 matches

by donnacha
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: The Site
Topic: Closing Time
Replies: 1
Views: 2011

Closing Time

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...
by donnacha
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Geocaching Newbie says Hi!
Replies: 2
Views: 2805

Re: Geocaching Newbie says Hi!

Hi!

Welcome to Geocaching! Most discussions take place on the facebook group these days so you might be better posting there, you will get a better response.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/geocachingireland/
by donnacha
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie Here!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Newbie Here!!

Welcome along, any questions just ask!
by donnacha
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: The Site
Topic: Forum Upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 1663

Forum Upgrade

Hi all.

The forums have been upgraded so I hope you like the new look. If you come across any issues let me know. There is no Tapatalk integration at present, however the new forums are mobile enabled.
by donnacha
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Geocaching fatality?
Replies: 10
Views: 2441

Re: Geocaching fatality?

It wasn't Geocaching but Google Ingress (augmented reality type game). The accident happened at Poolbeg lighthouse back in September.
by donnacha
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)
Replies: 11
Views: 2804

Re: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

I've always said GC43 is a community cache which I have the privilege to maintain, so as per the opinions expressed here I have removed the additional text.
by donnacha
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)
Replies: 11
Views: 2804

Re: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

haha good point Abbey!
by donnacha
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)
Replies: 11
Views: 2804

Re: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

Didn't think it was a big deal tagging it at the end and the page wasn't changed like the rest, but if people want it changed back it's no problem.
by donnacha
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Caches up for adoption in Clare
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Re: Caches up for adoption in Clare

Hi John. Do you have the GC codes?
by donnacha
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: More than 5 logs and images in Garmin
Replies: 7
Views: 1908

Re: More than 5 logs and images in Garmin

Do, because there are a lot of useful things you can do with it.
by donnacha
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: More than 5 logs and images in Garmin
Replies: 7
Views: 1908

Re: More than 5 logs and images in Garmin

You can use the GSAK (http://gsak.net) application with a script and set as many as you want. You need to be careful though, if the GPX files are too big they may crash the unit.
by donnacha
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: Irish geocaching shop ?
Replies: 24
Views: 11968

Irish geocaching shop ?

Unfortunately Alan (Hezekiah) died a few months ago. The shop is still being managed however not everything may be available. Geocachingshopireland is legit, it is run by a cacher here in Ireland.
by donnacha
Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: WAY out West! - Destination Galway
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: WAY out West! - Destination Galway

@diosma1 To avoid confusion in future please be up front with people that you are underage when communicating. I have also added a child attribute to your profile.
by donnacha
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Cache Adoptions
Replies: 1
Views: 1877

Cache Adoptions

Hi all. I have been asked to try and fine people to adopt Alan's caches. I have attached a link to a spread sheet (you don't need an iCloud account to view) with a list of the caches available for adoption. Please email adopt@geocachingireland.com with your GC username, and the GC codes of any cache...
by donnacha
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: WAY out West! - Destination Galway
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: WAY out West! - Destination Galway

@diosma1 As communicated with you previously, please do not be meeting strangers, geocachers or others without the presence of a guardian.
by donnacha
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)
Replies: 12
Views: 3274

Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)

Hi all.

Alan Shiel (Hezekiah) sadly passed away on Sunday after a long battle with cancer.

Alan's funeral is tomorrow at 11.30am at the Dundrum Methodist Church.

Further details can be found below.

http://rip.ie/showdn.php?dn=239226/Alan ... rum/Dublin
by donnacha
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Heya
Replies: 3
Views: 1896

Re: Heya

Hi Connor. Welcome to the forums. Please do not meet people you don't know (geocachers or others) without your parents or guardians being present.
by donnacha
Sat May 17, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: The Journal
Replies: 7
Views: 3056

Re: The Journal

by donnacha
Wed May 14, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: The Journal
Replies: 7
Views: 3056

Re: The Journal

Yea I though they did a good job. I had KFM onto me the following day which resulted in an interview on air today.
by donnacha
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie to the board
Replies: 4
Views: 1987

Re: Newbie to the board

Welcome to the forums.