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 Spark_ie
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Geometricache
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Re: Geometricache

Perfect! I'll organise the adoption :-)
by Spark_ie
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Geometricache
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Geometricache

Hey folks, anyone interested in adopting this cache?

It's it good knick, so not trying to flog a pup!

:)
by Spark_ie
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Community Maintenance of Old Caches
Replies: 9
Views: 3556

Re: Community Maintenance of Old Caches

For a few years now, I've been looking after the Ancient Symbol multi cache in Dublin (GC1EQ2H). Is there anyone interested in maintaining this cache into the future? The original final location has been compromised, and now requires a new hide. Cache has 24hrs before being archived, so if you're in...
by Spark_ie
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Selling up!
Replies: 10
Views: 3568

Re: Selling up!

Hey David, long time no see! Is the camper up for grabs too?? :-)
by Spark_ie
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Anyone at a loose end?
Replies: 3
Views: 1832

Re: Anyone at a loose end?

Cheers lads! :-)
by Spark_ie
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Anyone at a loose end?
Replies: 3
Views: 1832

Anyone at a loose end?

Hi there, I've just discovered a challenge cache that would plug a hole in my DT Combo - GC4TTBV Alternative Date Challenge Platinum When I checked to see how close I was to completing this challenge I was surprised to find I only needed 4 more caches to complete it - and they are as follows: Caches...
by Spark_ie
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: How are FTFs counted ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2566

Re: How are FTFs counted ?

Groundspeak don't keep track of FTFs. If you want FTFs to show in your stats you'll need to do either: If you use GSAK to generate your stats, then when you download all your finds you need to tick the FTF tickbox associated with each cache listing in your database. GSAK will then know you've got an...
by Spark_ie
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: International Earthcache Day
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: International Earthcache Day

Woop - I quality for the Quartz Badge - 50 finds.. Think it will be some time before I get to the next level.

Fair play to any person that gets to 1000 earthcache finds - that's a lot of googling :-)
by Spark_ie
Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Dalkey Island Event
Replies: 8
Views: 2863

Re: Dalkey Island Event

Fjon wrote:... Back then there used to be goats on the island, but they were apparently all wiped out by a virus :(
They seem to be back on the island again... at least there were a few goats on the island when I was there a few weeks ago anyway! 8)
by Spark_ie
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Multi-cache
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: Multi-cache

Yeah, I like caches where you have to do some work (find multiple stages) in order to find the final. There's a great sense of accomplishment. However, you need to me mindful that the stages need to be well maintained.. There's nothing worse than going out of your way to find a stage of a cache to f...
by Spark_ie
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Re-introducing
Replies: 8
Views: 2912

Re: Re-introducing

Hey Letty, great to hear from you again! How long are you spending in Donegal? A few years back, Kili_or_Bust, SpyCaleb & myself walked the 'JB Glover' - a hike starting from Muckish mountain and finishing on Errigal. It was a long day, but it was absolutely beautiful, a great hike. Lots of caches o...
by Spark_ie
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Cuba
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Cuba

Yeah, really looking forward to it now - been on my to-do list for a while.

Going for 2 weeks, so should be enough to get a good taste for the place, naturally I would be looking to pick up a few caches along the way - see how we get on :-)
by Spark_ie
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: Garmin eTrex10
Replies: 2
Views: 2150

Garmin eTrex10

Just got an email from the Great Outdoors advertising 20% of the eTrex10.

Functionality seems basic, but would seem like a good starter for someone?

http://www.greatoutdoors.ie/product_inf ... _id=193334
by Spark_ie
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Cuba
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Cuba

Booked my flights the other day to Cuba, going in November. (Woohoo!)

Needless to say, I think things are slightly different to when Fjon went in 2007.
by Spark_ie
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: FTF war stories
Replies: 16
Views: 2841

Re: FTF war stories

That's mad!!
by Spark_ie
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Clothing Optional Caches
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Re: Clothing Optional Caches

:shock: That's a great find Denise - Very funny :lol:
by Spark_ie
Mon May 27, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Funny logs
Replies: 6
Views: 1822

Re: Funny logs

Hehe, two funny logs Dara :-) Welcome home!
by Spark_ie
Tue May 14, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Convoy to a tree! 15th May 2013, 2pm, Great Date Challenge!
Replies: 9
Views: 2927

Re: Convoy to a tree! 15th May 2013, 2pm, Great Date Challen

I second Chris's suggestion! :-)
by Spark_ie
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 78992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Yep, right behind it, don't have the GC code to hand, but a quick look at the maps will give it to you