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 153 matches

by theswerve
Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 151807

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

All these milestones....hard to keep track of them all...Well done all
by theswerve
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Year gone and following year
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Year gone and following year

Sooo....2015 has been and gone....hope everybody reached their goal for the year.. Myself...I set out to, 1..keep the daily streak going... 2..to keep the monthly FTF going and 3..to beat my previous years finds... All 3 achieved..beat my yearly finds no problem(1250)...Just about kept the FTF strea...
by theswerve
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Geocache GC63B22 - a Chilli Autumnal Rugby World Cup event
Replies: 4
Views: 2123

Re: Geocache GC63B22 - a Chilli Autumnal Rugby World Cup eve

A certain Johnny Cash song sprung to mind after a night on the chillis... :shock:...many thanks for hosting
by theswerve
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 151807

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Not quite yet...Still have #66,68 and 10 Walks in the Garden challenge (qualified)
Good to see some of these caches being found over the summer...They don`t get the traffic they deserve...Great series of caches
by theswerve
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 151807

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Can`t keep up with all these milestones...Congrats to all
by theswerve
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Garmin Communicator Pugin
Replies: 3
Views: 1940

Re: Garmin Communicator Pugin

Seems to work ok on Firefox here...
Both internet explorer and chrome don`t work though...looks like GSAK will soon be the only way other than dragging the GPX file direct to the GPS
by theswerve
Sun May 24, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: D/T balance
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Re: D/T balance

Well done Chris....if anybody could find it i knew you would...Mind ypou,i thought it was in England as well...Still have a bit to do to get to 1.90...am only on 1.73 average
by theswerve
Wed May 20, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: D/T balance
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

D/T balance

I remember seeing somewhere a challenge cache that required your D/T to balance ...As of yesterday mine balanced with both average 1.73...????
by theswerve
Wed May 20, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: What map use to E trex Garmin GPS?
Replies: 6
Views: 2265

Re: What map use to E trex Garmin GPS?

http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

If the Etrex 20 has a slot for a micro card you can download from this site...never had a problem yet..
by theswerve
Tue May 19, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 151807

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Well done lads...another mad day in the office...Thought we might bump into you at the Giga or somewhere...Guess it was a fleeting visit...
by theswerve
Thu May 07, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 151807

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Only a pipe dream for me at the moment...A lot of traveling needed...Might get there some day ...
Huge congrats on a great feat...Whats the next target now though????
by theswerve
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 151807

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Others reaching milestones...
Of course Diosma1 himself on his 100....
Jumpin Jim on his long awaited 1000 got yesterday after an absence from the game...back with a flourish...
Lulybelle on her 800...will be no time to 1000...

Congrats to all who hit recent milestones =D>
by theswerve
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cachers Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 2100

Cachers Christmas

Saw this on TV last night...Especially the last few seconds...could do with a smilie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljo9OEkmzEQ
by theswerve
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Project-GC FTF list
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

Re: Project-GC FTF list

I know that if you put (FTF) in various types brackets it automatically picks them up when it updates...Never looked at bookmarking a list though...I noticed on your "The little house down the lane" log that you did not put FTF in any brackets,so it would not pick that up...Mine only updates once a ...
by theswerve
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: GC.com having a bad day ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: GC.com having a bad day ?

Seems to be back up and running...hamsters have been fed =D>
by theswerve
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: GC.com having a bad day ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: GC.com having a bad day ?

2nd day running...Seemed to go down at about 15.00 or so..Not up on the app or site...no access..does not appear to be a UPC problem,but at their end...Was ok this morning. [-o<
by theswerve
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)
Replies: 12
Views: 4065

Re: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)

Just looking at finding a Hezekiah cache might be a big job for me... 100 caches..-91 found = 9 left Out of the 9 there are 6 archived which most are events = 3 left Those 3 are...2 on Rathlin Island and 1 on Inishturk Island... Doubt will make it today... Hope Judes event on Rathlin goes ahead in e...
by theswerve
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Search Options
Replies: 4
Views: 3202

Re: Search Options

Cheers for that..luckily there are ways around it...Not too bothered..will check GC forums later
by theswerve
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Search Options
Replies: 4
Views: 3202

Search Options

Under the "Your profile" tab And Quick View there was an option under Search Option on the right hand side of the page
to search newest caches,,under the "Filter out finds" and above the "find benchmarks"...gone as of today or yesterday...What happened to it ??
by theswerve
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: How cute is that :D
Replies: 8
Views: 3424

Re: How cute is that :D

If you can log in it should work...
Try going through the quick view menu...On the right hand side below where it says Hello AbbeyAckbar there is a link to renew membership which brings you to a seperate page where you scroll to the bottom and Go Premium and renew there....Just a thought...