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 42 matches

by SaaX
Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Caches up for adoption in Clare
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Re: Caches up for adoption in Clare

Hi John,

I sent an email about some adoptions to your eircom account - let me know if this is not active anymore. There's some of my favourite caches in the area on that list so definitely don't want to see them disappear :-)

Cheers,
Sandra
by SaaX
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Caches up for adoption in Clare
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Re: Caches up for adoption in Clare

Hi John,

we'll have a look at the weekend - there might be one or two that we would be interested in.

Cheers,
Axel
by SaaX
Thu May 01, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: three points and distances
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Re: three points and distances

Oh, and what I forgot to say: it's €0.99 and the function is called "circle triangulation". This works with two waypoints and two circles with individual raduis - which will give you two intersections. You can hopefully eliminate one ;-) Edit: just googled a bit - this is a web-based option an...
by SaaX
Thu May 01, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: three points and distances
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Re: three points and distances

That challenge sounds familiar ;-) I found an Android App at the time: "Geocaching Multi-Tool - GeoMT". It should do the job - if you have an Android phone that is... If not I can to the calculation for you if you like.

Cheers,
Axel
by SaaX
Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GC42A0E - May Bank Holiday - Kinvara, Co. Galway
Replies: 1
Views: 2251

GC42A0E - May Bank Holiday - Kinvara, Co. Galway

Hi all, we are hosting our first ever event (http://coord.info/GC42A0E) on the May Bank Holiday weekend (Sat.) in Kinvara, Co. Galway. So who ever is in the general area: pop in for a pint ;-) Cheers, Axel PS: if you are in the area two weeks earlier - no problem, there will be a CITO on April the 2...
by SaaX
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: GC7473: Deserted Village - Finally Archived :(
Replies: 34
Views: 5238

Re: GC7473: Deserted Village - Finally Archived :(

Yes, it's still there (http://coord.info/GC7473) and if you do it "properly" it's really 5 hours ;-) You can even combine it with one or two other caches when you are up there: http://coord.info/GC2MT3T & http://coord.info/GC2MT3V.
by SaaX
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: When is a power trail not a power trail ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3085

Re: When is a power trail not a power trail ?

That's very close to our way of placing trails - we have a "bonus" multi as a final. We make people collect information on the trail - but we don't put the required information into the boxes along the trail to avoid that you cannot solve the puzzle if one went missing...
by SaaX
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: When is a power trail not a power trail ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3085

Re: When is a power trail not a power trail ?

I would carry on with your general idea - and I personally really enjoy cache trails that make you walk the whole path. I don't think that each individual cache has to be at a "special" spot - but I do think that the distances shouldn't be any close to the minimum allowed. We own some of these power...
by SaaX
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ga Ga Log
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Ga Ga Log

Germans - maybe the use Google Translate ;-)
by SaaX
Tue May 29, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Galway - 20/06/2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1845

Galway - 20/06/2012

Spreading the news: Motorcycledude (Sweden) is organising an event (http://coord.info/GC3JG40) in Galway on 20th of June - the first one in Galway since decades ;-)
by SaaX
Mon May 21, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Geocachers in Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 2067

Re: Geocachers in Ireland

The list doesn't seem to be too accurate anyway - it lists Geocachers that aren't based in Ireland (22 - Team Brummi, 44 - Die Streuner). Looks like it lists the statistics of all users that have found caches in IE - but maybe I am just missing something (although the header says "Rankings for Geoca...
by SaaX
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Reccommend me a new sat nav
Replies: 4
Views: 2639

Re: Reccommend me a new sat nav

Can you not just buy the latest Garmin maps or use OSMs?
by SaaX
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: gps track management
Replies: 13
Views: 3832

Re: gps track management

Btw: there is a way to install the MapSource updates without having the original. You have to extract the MapSource_xxx.exe (rename to .zip), then run the extracted MAIN.msi first and then setup.exe. That should do the trick...
by SaaX
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Skype phones
Replies: 1
Views: 2196

Re: Skype phones

I'm using the Philips VOIP841 some years now - works perfect but I think they have replaced it. This one (DUALphone 3088 - http://dualphone.net/DUALphone_3088_for_Skype-789.aspx) is the one the are seeling these days - looks VERY much the same.
by SaaX
Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Geocache Placement
Topic: Setting a cache before you've logged any
Replies: 16
Views: 4714

Re: Setting a cache before you've logged any

It might only look like that - it could be a cacher that placed it using a separate GC account. Example: http://coord.info/GC7473
by SaaX
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Avatars on cache log pages?
Replies: 13
Views: 1517

Re: Avatars on cache log pages?

I don't mind the avatars too much - I don't like that the log date has been changed/moved...
by SaaX
Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: maintaining or adopting a cache.
Replies: 15
Views: 3246

Re: maintaining or adopting a cache.

We did that a while ago - and added a link to the archived one...
by SaaX
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: The Site
Topic: Forum Search
Replies: 6
Views: 3098

Re: Forum Search

Yep, it's working again. Thanks!
by SaaX
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: The Site
Topic: Forum Search
Replies: 6
Views: 3098

Re: Forum Search

I tried a lot of words - words that definately exist in the forum - but many/most of them returned nothing...