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 beefy4605
Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Every Cache in Ireland with 1000 cache PQ's
Replies: 35
Views: 9709

Re: Every Cache in Ireland with 1000 cache PQ's

Major update Finally got some time to look at this again and tighten up the dates a bit .(There may be a little wiggle room with the dated but once I get the PQ returning over 990 caches I'm happy enough) This is for every cache in Ireland whether you have found it or not - if you exclude your find...
by beefy4605
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Youghal: Good geocaching fun or Overkill? whatya think?
Replies: 15
Views: 5031

Re: Youghal: Good geocaching fun or Overkill? whatya think?

I think Youghal has gone a bit OTT now, that said I'm going to hit the place like a man possessed at the upcoming event! but by doing that Chris do you send a signal to the cache owner that what they are doing is OK/ good/ alright and they should put out more of the same because they are OK / good/...
by beefy4605
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Youghal: Good geocaching fun or Overkill? whatya think?
Replies: 15
Views: 5031

Re: Youghal: Good geocaching fun or Overkill? whatya think?

while out caching last year - it hit me ( not the cache or the tree :lol: ) but I was standing there thinking "What the F*** am I doing here ? There's no view , no history and nothing of interest here so why in the name of God am I here ?" I had no answer to it so I've cut right back . I point blank...
by beefy4605
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Every Cache in Ireland with 1000 cache PQ's
Replies: 35
Views: 9709

Re: Every Cache in Ireland with 1000 cache PQ's

UPDATE - We are now into 7 1000 cache PQ's to cover all of Ireland PQ1 - 1 Jan 2000 - 31 May 2008 = 998 caches PQ2 - 1 June 2008 - 25 October 2009 = 998 caches PQ3 - 26 October 2009 - 8 September 2010 = 997 caches PQ4 - 9 September 2010 - 26 August 2011 = 993 caches PQ5 - 27 August 2011 - 21 May 20...
by beefy4605
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Attending Events By Skype
Replies: 24
Views: 7408

Re: Attending Events By Skype

my opinion - If you were not actually there and signed the book you didn't attend .End of . Any thing else is a false log and should be deleted.
by beefy4605
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2013 New Years Resolution
Replies: 44
Views: 11088

Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Its ok I've found it .
by beefy4605
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2013 New Years Resolution
Replies: 44
Views: 11088

Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Alan not being local - and knowing that the cache is archived so won't be able to find it - how far away is the old Hell fire club cache from this event venue?
by beefy4605
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New look site
Replies: 7
Views: 4039

Re: New look site

Never liked them - never did one - won't miss them .
Fair play to them for recognizing that they were a mistake - onwards.
by beefy4605
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Suggestions for NI winter walk, venue and date.
Replies: 9
Views: 3376

Re: Suggestions for NI winter walk, venue and date.

is this the New Years resolution walk or something different?
by beefy4605
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: When is a cache listing too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 2514

Re: When is a cache listing too long?

Had this problem on my Billy Churchyard cache . The problem was brought to my notice by Medic and after a quick change round - putting the info to find the cache at the start instead of after the "history lesson" it seems to work .
by beefy4605
Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Iceland
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Iceland

have a great time Robbie - if your lucky you may get a show of the Northern Lights .
by beefy4605
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: NW Evil
Replies: 4
Views: 1467

Re: NW Evil

no - it means a day trip to the North Coast Blue Jay . Perfectly do able . :wink: :lol: [-X
by beefy4605
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Every Cache in Ireland with 1000 cache PQ's
Replies: 35
Views: 9709

Re: Every Cache in Ireland with 1000 cache PQ's

PQ1 - 1 Jan 2000 - 31 May 2008 = 998 caches PQ2 - 1 June 2008 - 25 October 2009 = 998 caches PQ3 - 26 October 2009 - 8 September 2010 = 997 caches PQ4 - 9 September 2010 - 26 August 2011 = 993 caches PQ5 - 27 August 2011 - 21 May 2012 =997 caches. PQ6 - 22May - present day (3/6/12) 40 caches Remembe...
by beefy4605
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Websites
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Websites

other sites are available but if you are using them to find caches in Ireland I'd say you will be pretty dissapointed . Most of the other sites have very few caches listed in Ireland and they are usually copies of ones found on geocachingdotcom . For Ireland geocachingdotcom is where its at .
by beefy4605
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: A Giant CITO
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

Re: A Giant CITO

Thanks to all that attended and make it a great day .
by beefy4605
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: A Giant CITO
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

Re: A Giant CITO

Parking Cords added for the CITO - Please park at the parking Cords and use the shuttle bus .
by beefy4605
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Tom Tom gpgeocaching POIs
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

Re: Tom Tom gpgeocaching POIs

http://gsak.net/board/index.php?s=19292 ... ntry150137
This may be what you are looking for .
by beefy4605
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...
Replies: 9
Views: 3649

Re: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...

OK it looks like you need 3 one thousand cache PQ's to cover Northern Ireland . This will also bring in caches from Southern Ireland and Scotland as it is a radius based search but it should bring in all caches that are available in Northern Ireland .For all 3 PQ's keep the following information the...
by beefy4605
Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...
Replies: 9
Views: 3649

Re: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...

I'll try and work you up some dates tonight if I get a chance .
by beefy4605
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...
Replies: 9
Views: 3649

Re: help with pocket queries to cover northern ireland...

At a rough guess you would need a center point around N 54. 33,549 W 006. 46,518. A radius of 60 miles should pick up all of Northern Ireland but it will include parts of Southern Ireland as well. You will need to play with the dates to get your PQ's right - start with 1 Jan 2000 and work up to you ...