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
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 7 Souvenirs of August
Replies: 30
Views: 7289

Re: 7 Souvenirs of August

eh, why does my profile have a Souvenir for the socializer? I haven't attended an event in August...yet. I have the explorer souvenir too which is right as I've found plenty of traditionals. Anybody else have a 7 Souvenirs of August souvenir that they shouldn't have?

- Abbey
by abbeyackbar
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122947

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Yep, I finally got to set foot on the island! :D and managed to arrive there with dry feet, in comfortable clothing that wasn't cutting off the air supply to my lungs and no motion sickness :-x (I don't ask for much :lol: ) Being ferried across is definitely the way to go! We were extremely lucky we...
by abbeyackbar
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: County blitz
Replies: 4
Views: 2298

Re: County blitz

So you don't always take the shortest route :)
The Shortest Route.jpg
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- Abbey
by abbeyackbar
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122947

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats Fitzet, GoldCircle, THE_Chris ! ! !
=D> 8) :hi :band :hi 8) =D>
by abbeyackbar
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: County blitz
Replies: 4
Views: 2298

Re: County blitz

Not the water, but perhaps the moon :wink: I noticed a particularly big bright full moon last night. Turns out the full moon is set for 1910 tomorrow http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/moonphases.html?n=78 and not only that, tomorrow's full moon is a "Super Full Moon" http://www.timeanddate.com/ast...
by abbeyackbar
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Funnies
Replies: 80
Views: 22121

Re: Funnies

Loving this profile. (The gallery section and profile photo 8))
http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid ... 6a61490f14
by abbeyackbar
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Funnies
Replies: 80
Views: 22121

Re: Funnies

(continued from above as there's a 3 attachment limit/post) and just for you Doug 8) jealous much of your visit to Steve Irwin's zoo? Yes! 8) That would be sooo cool 8) funny pic.jpg This evening I happened across this (What's your score folks?) : http://awesomegeocaching.com/2012/07/07/the-checkli...
by abbeyackbar
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Funnies
Replies: 80
Views: 22121

Re: Funnies

short answer: Google :) just happened across that one while googling for something else. Came across this yesterday too: ak.png which led me here...: https://www.facebook.com/GeocachingIsLittering don't get it :? but then again I don't get facebook either... On a funnier note... few stages short.......
by abbeyackbar
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Logging caches as 'Found it'
Replies: 32
Views: 7146

Re: Logging caches as 'Found it'

Yep, i'm still active :D if it's a recent log on one of ours that Fitzet noticed. I read a log on one of ours this evening when I went to post a maintenance log & re-enable the listing. They said they found GZ and that the previous log (my temporarily disabled log) explains why they didn't find the ...
by abbeyackbar
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 7 Souvenirs of August
Replies: 30
Views: 7289

Re: 7 Souvenirs of August

That would be good, especially if it's in Bray ;) I see there's now also a Chatty cache published, so things are looking up. My main issue is I am expecting baby #2 in the next 2 weeks so not sure how much free time I'll have soon. I'm guessing, in this instance, the equation is 1+1=0 :) until you ...
by abbeyackbar
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Funnies
Replies: 80
Views: 22121

Re: Funnies

fuuny.jpg
by abbeyackbar
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 7 Souvenirs of August
Replies: 30
Views: 7289

Re: 7 Souvenirs of August

International Geocaching Day is Saturday August 16th. I was thinking of hosting a CITO for it...

- Abbey
by abbeyackbar
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122947

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congratulations to GoldCircle on reaching milestone #1,300 =D>

- and on a cool Virtual cache no less 8)
http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GCC2 ... del-cuervo

Well done!
-Abbey
by abbeyackbar
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122947

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

...as for keeping one step ahead...sarahmur likes finding geocaches, silver soldier likes finding geocaches too. I wonder who is better at it? :twisted: There's only one way to find out! FIGHT! :sw1 (ahh, I miss TV Burp) TV Burp.jpg - Abbey :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I think he has an (unfair) a...
by abbeyackbar
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122947

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

=D> Congratulations to you both! =D> 8) 8) 8) :band 8) 8) 8) ...as for keeping one step ahead...sarahmur likes finding geocaches, silver soldier likes finding geocaches too. I wonder who is better at it? :twisted: There's only one way to find out! FIGHT! :sw1 (ahh, I miss TV Burp) TV Burp.jpg - Abbey
by abbeyackbar
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 7 Souvenirs of August
Replies: 30
Views: 7289

7 Souvenirs of August

7 Souvenirs of August - "This August, your mission is to explore more of the geocaching universe. Find specific geocache types and earn six unique souvenirs for your geocaching profile. Earn all six and you'll be among the super-cachers that unlock a special seventh souvenir" 1. Explorer - Tradi 2....
by abbeyackbar
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Pre-event meet n'eat
Replies: 5
Views: 2218

Re: Pre-event meet n'eat

Sheesh, it's hard to get a date around here :lol: Whats a gal gotta do...Did I mention I was buying? Oops!-too late now :D Thankfully It wasn't a table for one at the restaurant. I had the pleasure of the company of theswerve 8) Thanks for that and the geo-chat, hints and tips and the ride! :) That ...
by abbeyackbar
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Pre-event meet n'eat
Replies: 5
Views: 2218

Pre-event meet n'eat

Hey all,

I plan to be in Bray around 1830 on Wednesday pre night caching event. I'm going to get dinner in one of the restaurants around from the DART station. Just throwin it out there if anyone has the same idea and wants to meet up for food and chat.

-Abbey
by abbeyackbar
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Funnies
Replies: 80
Views: 22121

Re: Funnies

I didn't know that's how you discovered Geocaching GC but why'd you write that in the log!? :twisted:
by abbeyackbar
Sat May 17, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122947

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

:ban Congratulations Fitzet on your milestone 600th find! 8) We're honoured it was another cache of ours too O:) 'Something Happens' would make a nice milestone find too by the way :wink:



- Abbey