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 abbeyackbar
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Geocaching in Movies
Replies: 38
Views: 3281

Re: Geocaching in Movies

2004 movie 'National Treasure' starring Nicholas Cage who plays a Cryptologist (puzzle solver), Benjamin Gates, who comes from a long line of treasure hunters (Geocachers) that believe in the legend of a fantastic treasure trove of artifacts and gold, hidden by the Founding Fathers of the United Sta...
by abbeyackbar
Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Lanzarote
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Lanzarote

:lol: We dnf'd that very same cache you describe parkmoy back in Feb. '08. We ran out of daylight in our attempt to find it and what an unhelpful hint! We LOVED caching in Lanzerote! We had a great (and sometimes scary!) time while caching there. We tried the cliff one as described by daraconn, but ...
by abbeyackbar
Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: How did it all start for you?
Replies: 15
Views: 1945

Re: How did it all start for you?

In 2007, Ackbar and I went to Iowa, USA to visit his sister 'JeePSer' who was big into 'Geo-somethingorother'. She took us on a drive around the area, and before we knew it, we were rummaging around a forest floor looking under logs and into tree stumps for what turned out to be our first cache. We ...
by abbeyackbar
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Pathtags/signature items
Replies: 21
Views: 1538

Re: Pathtags/signature items

Hey, we collect & trade pathtags :) We just have one personal tag which we got made in February this year. Unfortunately, pathtagging isn't as popular here...yet