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 Bootle
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New recruit trying to log every cache in Ireland in one day!
Replies: 21
Views: 6278

Re: New recruit trying to log every cache in Ireland in one

The Milestone Congratulations Thread needs to be updated a few times for this guy! :D

I wonder is he part of a team and is logging his finds separately? It would be helpful if this was put in his logs though, as I'm sort of tempted just to delete his logs on my caches.
by Bootle
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: What geocache would you recommend?
Replies: 9
Views: 3634

Re: What geocache would you recommend?

"Forever lost from you in time..." in Sligo is amazing - a truly unique location that seems to be relatively unknown.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... ?wp=GCXK9N
by Bootle
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Guinness cache log
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: Guinness cache log

Great photos!
by Bootle
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Stepping Down For a Few Months
Replies: 13
Views: 2146

Re: Stepping Down For a Few Months

Best of luck Niall and thanks for all the hard work!
by Bootle
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Burn out
Replies: 74
Views: 8385

Re: Burn out

I look at the Openstreetmap map on the caching page. Looking at it, believe it or not there are parks in Dublin without any caches. Some space left at least. Just because somewhere doesnt have a cache doesnt mean it necessarily needs / warrants one though. The criteria for what is classed as an int...
by Bootle
Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Burn out
Replies: 74
Views: 8385

Re: Burn out

medic143 wrote: I would refer you to caches placed by Hubal71 in the last while.
Thanks for the recommendation - I shall check them out.
THE_Chris wrote: I dunno, while the center of Dublin is pretty full, there is bags of space within the M50 still free.
I wonder how much of it is interesting space though.
by Bootle
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Burn out
Replies: 74
Views: 8385

Re: Burn out

In high density areas like metropolitan Dublin or Belfast regions all the "good" places are literally taken so it's very difficult for a newbie to find anywhere original that doesn't already have at least one cache. I think you've hit the nail on the head there. Anyone starting caching now and livi...
by Bootle
Wed May 18, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Shiny new toy
Replies: 13
Views: 1947

Re: Shiny new toy

Garmin really like the word "rugged"...
by Bootle
Sat May 14, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Queen's Visit: Something to consider?
Replies: 10
Views: 1400

Re: Queen's Visit: Something to consider?

I heard the bomb squad were it at Connolly station in Dublin they other day.. They found something under the railway bridge... For a while I thought it might have been Bootle's micro cache, however I heard later in the day that it was indeed a viable device... Can you imagine how I felt when I hear...
by Bootle
Wed May 11, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New look geocaching.com
Replies: 27
Views: 3844

Re: New look geocaching.com

Cool, thanks for that, it works great!
by Bootle
Tue May 10, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New look geocaching.com
Replies: 27
Views: 3844

Re: New look geocaching.com

barraseaclaid wrote:my prayers have been answered some genius called mark on the gc uk and ireland reviewers tea bar has written a greasemonkey script that customizes the geocaching.com menus....
For those of us who dont know how to grease a monkey, is there an easy way to install / run this script? Ta!
by Bootle
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Litter Bugs
Replies: 16
Views: 1838

Re: Litter Bugs

Geocaches are technically litter. Discuss...





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by Bootle
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gowalla
Replies: 24
Views: 2518

Re: Gowalla

Fjon wrote:Anyone tried Gowalla?
I just looked at the website. I still have no idea what its about. I feel old.
by Bootle
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Vroom Vroom
Topic: Any one any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 4602

Re: Any one any thoughts?

Ah, Ok! It just sounded a bit makey-uppy to my non-mechanical brain.
by Bootle
Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Vroom Vroom
Topic: Any one any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 4602

Re: Any one any thoughts?

Hezekiah wrote:anti-rattle spring plate
Did you just make that up or is there really such a thing on a car!?
by Bootle
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Useful Information
Topic: OSI maps on Garmin. Eire Discoverer announced
Replies: 19
Views: 9137

Re: OSI maps on Garmin. Eire Discoverer announced

I got the ROI ones a few weeks ago and really like them. The detailed OSI discovery maps are so much more superior to the rather empty Navteq maps, especially in rural / off-road locations, where Navteq is fairly useless. Your question about updates is interesting. I've driven from Limerick to Dubli...
by Bootle
Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: How much of a secret is Geocaching?
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: How much of a secret is Geocaching?

Geocaching has had plenty of mainstream press such as in the Irish Times, on RTE's Nationwide, etc. so its hardly a secret anymore. The number of people caching nowadays vs. 6 or 7 years ago would confirm that the cat is definitely out of the bag!
by Bootle
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Glasgow..
Replies: 29
Views: 2368

Re: Glasgow..

Congrats and well done Mark!
by Bootle
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Xmas list
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

Re: Xmas list

Tell me more!