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 Blue Jay
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Events
Topic: A Chatty Cache - Xmas event????
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

A Chatty Cache - Xmas event????

Hi - Planning A Chatty Cache get together - maybe meet in Foam at around 6.30 / 7pm so that families could participate and then anyone who wants to go for a pint later could carry on from there, for the unofficial part of the evening. Would there be interest in this? Particularly in the family frien...
by Blue Jay
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Two quick Questions...
Replies: 7
Views: 2954

Re: Two quick Questions...

Dying to hear / see what your new name will be :)
by Blue Jay
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)
Replies: 12
Views: 3841

Re: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)

Lovely service this morning - I was there with Toffee Man & Navajo, really nice to see so many geocachers there. The family were touched. I mentioned to Alan's wife about doing the Easter Eggtravanga in his honour next year and she said he would be thrilled if we did. I also said not sure I have the...
by Blue Jay
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139006

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Well done everyone on their new milestones : Silver Soldier : 900 - big one coming up :D :D SarahMur : 1000 - very well done. :D :D TMSR : 1800 - wow! very well done :D :D Gerpod : 1200 - :D :D Great choice for your milestone cache too. :D :D Hopefully I haven't missed anyone and if I have well done...
by Blue Jay
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey
Replies: 3
Views: 1761

Re: Hey

Welcome - tmsr beat me to it - it's a great cache.
In fact an of Spark_ie's are good.
Enjoy
by Blue Jay
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 7 Souvenirs of August
Replies: 30
Views: 7914

Re: 7 Souvenirs of August

Excellent - great venue. Went down well at the last one :D
by Blue Jay
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 7 Souvenirs of August
Replies: 30
Views: 7914

Re: 7 Souvenirs of August

The Chatty Cache is actually 30th July - sorry - but we could easily have another event a the start or middle of August then people have a choice & if they miss it they could hit your's Sarah, or the Cruinniu one - both nearer the end of August. I wouldn't make Bray area on a Monday evening / night....
by Blue Jay
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 8
Views: 2531

Re: Hello!

Welcome. They're a friendly bunch here if you need any help.
by Blue Jay
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 2693

Re: Hello

Hi there.

If you check out my profile -(Blue Jay - with 2 spaces) I have a bookmark list of nice caches for tourists. It may be of some help.

Currently there is actually 1 event scheduled : GC57BR9 - http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC57 ... nny-bridge

But there could be more. :D
by Blue Jay
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Geocaching article
Replies: 1
Views: 2130

Re: Geocaching article

Good article. Saw it online :D
by Blue Jay
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Jasmer
Replies: 4
Views: 2922

Re: Jasmer

Got 3 more knocked off on our trip to Wales last week. :D :D :D
by Blue Jay
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Useful Information
Topic: What's the Wisdom on Hot Glue Guns?
Replies: 6
Views: 7183

Re: What's the Wisdom on Hot Glue Guns?

Thanks Goldcircle.
by Blue Jay
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Useful Information
Topic: What's the Wisdom on Hot Glue Guns?
Replies: 6
Views: 7183

Re: What's the Wisdom on Hot Glue Guns?

Does the glue gun glued stuff last outdoors - want to stick some magnets to a flat plastic surface and also to a metal one?
Super glue worked for a while but failed then
by Blue Jay
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Congrats!
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: Congrats!

Ah congrats - all the best =D> =D> =D>
:band :band :band
by Blue Jay
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 2020

Re: Hello everyone

Hi :D Welcome.
by Blue Jay
Mon May 26, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)
Replies: 64
Views: 14602

Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Good work Gold Circle =D> =D> =D>
by Blue Jay
Mon May 26, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139006

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats Silver Soldier - 500 whoop whoop - =D> =D> =D>
I'll have to be quicker off the mark finding your caches alright. :lol:
by Blue Jay
Wed May 21, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

Re: Hello

Hello :D Welcome :lol:
by Blue Jay
Tue May 20, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139006

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats to Silver Soldier
500 =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
by Blue Jay
Mon May 19, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: The Journal
Replies: 7
Views: 3470

Re: The Journal

Good man Donnacha - came across very well.