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 THE_Chris
Mon May 02, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 95131

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

You did! Thanks Tony. 3k done and dusted!

Purplecake hit the big 1k this weekend too. Lots of achievements all round!
by THE_Chris
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 95131

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats!
by THE_Chris
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 95131

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

... and Goldcircle hits the 2k! Congrats and a great choice for the milestone.
by THE_Chris
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Church Micro IE Series
Replies: 61
Views: 16410

Re: Church Micro IE Series

And on the extraordinarily unlikely offchance that anyone cares why we have 10,000 views on this thread, we're now featured on the UK Series main page!

http://www.15ddv.me.uk/geo/cm/
by THE_Chris
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Church Micro IE Series
Replies: 61
Views: 16410

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Just updated my Excel file after way too long... heres the latest update... 1 Church Micro IE 1 - St. Pius X, Templeogue {Redux} THE_Chris 2 Church Micro IE 2 - Kimmage Manor THE_Chris 3 Church Micro IE 3 - St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh THE_Chris 4 Church Micro IE 4 - St. Marys, Knockbridge medic143 5 ...
by THE_Chris
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 95131

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats to theswerve on 5k!

And on Jasmer Emerald too. Guess the recent trips abroad were fruitful then :D
by THE_Chris
Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 34966

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Bonkers as it may seem attributes are not part of the review process and with the exception of a few (Wheelchair accessible, beacon and field puzzle) GC HQ have asked us not to delay publish because of attributes. I'm really surprised at that. I can understand for regular caches you can't be checki...
by THE_Chris
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 95131

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats!!!
by THE_Chris
Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 95131

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Great! Quite the achievement to hit those Wicklow Mountains ones for milestones.
by THE_Chris
Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 95131

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats to all! Lots of numbers/DT/Jasmer milestones at the moment! Keep it up....
by THE_Chris
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 95131

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

5k, very nice! Congrats!
by THE_Chris
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Church Micro IE Series
Replies: 61
Views: 16410

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Nah, I met BashFul down at an event in Rosslare, the UK series isn't going anywhere. Originally the Northern Ireland caches were included in the Church Micro series, but at some point along the way, sadexploration decided not to include any more NI ones in his series. Since then, I've unofficially t...
by THE_Chris
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Church Micro IE Series
Replies: 61
Views: 16410

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Thought I might as well throw up the latest list! Cache Name Owner 1 Church Micro IE 1 - St. Pius X, Templeogue {Redux} THE_Chris 2 Church Micro IE 2 - Kimmage Manor THE_Chris 3 Church Micro IE 3 - St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh THE_Chris 4 Church Micro IE 4 - St. Marys, Knockbridge medic143 5 Church Mi...
by THE_Chris
Mon May 25, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 95131

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats Fitzet! Big day indeed. And to Silver Soldier on the 1400. Next ones a big one!
by THE_Chris
Sat May 23, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: D/T balance
Replies: 7
Views: 1641

Re: D/T balance

Sorry to ruin your day Niall, but they do exist :( http://coord.info/GC4AQYV That wasn't the one I was thinking of, but to qualify your average D and average T have to be 1.9. There is definitely a UK one where the average D has to equal the average T but I can't find it. They shouldn't have been pu...
by THE_Chris
Sat May 23, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: D/T balance
Replies: 7
Views: 1641

Re: D/T balance

I remember seeing it too. Its somewhere in the UK and I think I found it randomly on Projects challenge checkers. Had a quick dig but can't find it... looooads of challenges over there.
by THE_Chris
Thu May 07, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 95131

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Thats a big one alright, congrats Doug! Something that'll be well outside what most of us will ever do!
by THE_Chris
Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 95131

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Thanks Feargal, was delighted with the day and a worthy cache for my 2k!
by THE_Chris
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 95131

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats! I have a feeling he's going for 10....
by THE_Chris
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 34966

Re: Ask The Reviewer

The CO allowed me to log the cache as found, so I got my souvenir in the end :D Will head up that direction sometime soon to find the container anyway but kudos to the CO for giving me the thumbs up :D