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
Mon May 19, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 106201

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats to Doug G, the Chris, Poldekch, Fitzet & Abbeyackbar on all of your great achievements. Also to Halywid Hunters on reaching 2400 on our little get together in the Park - and their 50th event too. :D =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> Congrats to all - hope I haven 't le...
by Blue Jay
Sun May 11, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Events
Topic: An early start in the Park
Replies: 23
Views: 5222

Re: An early start in the Park

A fabulous night was had by all.
Well done everyone who turned out for the event & to those that continued on and completed the walk.
Special mention to our Nor'n Ireland cachers and our Canadian visitors who came along also.
=D> =D> =D> =D>
by Blue Jay
Tue May 06, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 1
Views: 1487

Re: Greetings!

Welcome back - were you gone long?
by Blue Jay
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Anyone in or going to Galway?
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Anyone in or going to Galway?

Anyone off to Galway in the near future and willing to do a favour of a bit of maintenance for a cacher I know?
by Blue Jay
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 106201

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Well done Swerve - and what's the streak at now? =D> =D> =D>
:ban :ban :band :ban :ban

And well done to Silver Soldier too =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

And to everyone else -in case I missed someone :oops:
by Blue Jay
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Easter Eggstravaganza VII
Replies: 17
Views: 3408

Re: Easter Eggstravaganza VII

:D :D :D
Look forward to seeing everyone :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Blue Jay
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Easter Eggstravaganza VII
Replies: 17
Views: 3408

Re: Easter Eggstravaganza VII

That's great Dino. =D> =D> =D>
by Blue Jay
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Doing well do far...
Replies: 48
Views: 11064

Re: Doing well do far...

Thanks Mr.Oda - I guess so - I was looking for events down there! :roll:
by Blue Jay
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Easter Eggstravaganza VII
Replies: 17
Views: 3408

Re: Easter Eggstravaganza VII

There does seem to be a lot that would need to be done in the limited days. Would they all need to visited? What about Ein Stein and Litter basket? Isn't there works going on at Ein Stein & a clearance of vegetation at the Loneliest Litter Basket? Would it be an option for someone else to put in the...
by Blue Jay
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Easter Eggstravaganza VII
Replies: 17
Views: 3408

Re: Easter Eggstravaganza VII

Sorry - what's happening here? Are you all saying that it's not possible to host an event if you have caches that need maintenance? Also, I would love to see the Easter Eggtravganza take place. I was looking forward to it .... so what do we need to do to help make this happen? Can we split up the ma...
by Blue Jay
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Quite a lot of Cache Hides, or are there?
Replies: 16
Views: 4208

Re: Quite a lot of Cache Hides, or are there?

Ah now Chris - you can't be commenting here - this thread is closed [-X [-X [-X
by Blue Jay
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Doing well do far...
Replies: 48
Views: 11064

Re: Doing well do far...

Tmsr wrote:That record didn't last too long - first page right now has an unprecedented 17 events listed with 3 new Laois area ones filling in the bottom places...
What are the Laois ones?
by Blue Jay
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Doing well do far...
Replies: 48
Views: 11064

Re: Doing well do far...

I'd really like to go to the Belfast one - if at all possible not the 14/15th June as we have a date in Wales with a mountain. :D :D There are plans a foot also to have an event to coincide with the cold war bunker open day on 7th June - and an attack on Odies Crew's new 45 cache trail - all in Cook...
by Blue Jay
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 209
Views: 33738

Re: Welcome

Unfortunately I've already logged that one, so I'll have to go a bit further for my Earthcache = but still very doable.
Just have to go check out the Wherigo so that doesn't slow me up on the day.
The Shipwrecked one has been replaced :D - but that will be for another day too.
by Blue Jay
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 209
Views: 33738

Re: Welcome

Certianly more doable in your own area when you are a new cacher. With only one webcam and a couple of virtuals in Dublin, once they are found & logged, it's harder to hit a big number of icons from home base in a day. Aiming for : Event, Cito, Multi, Wherigo, Trad, Puzzle, Letterbox & Earthcache in...
by Blue Jay
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: I never thought I'd see the day ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2584

Re: I never thought I'd see the day ...

Excellent. I look forward to more info too. :D
by Blue Jay
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 106201

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats Goldcircle. A good day out. =D> =D> =D>
by Blue Jay
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie to the board
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Re: Newbie to the board

Welcome :)
by Blue Jay
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Barrow and Nore
Replies: 6
Views: 3147

Re: Barrow and Nore

Some really nice shots there Haggaeus =D> =D> =D>