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 fitzet
Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: West Waterford
Replies: 2
Views: 229

West Waterford

Heading for Dungarvan on Sunday, staying two nights.

12 caches in the general area, some with recent DNFs. 9, or so, would make it a good haul :D
by fitzet
Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Caching technology: advice and suggestions please
Replies: 11
Views: 1284

Re: Caching technology: advice and suggestions please

iPod touch . Apparently this can run all the iPhone applications, so I could run the geocaching application. However it does not have a built-in GPS, and does not have 3G internet. I guess it would be much like my PDA, downloading PQs. +1 Our son has an iPod Touch and we ' trialled it in the field ...
by fitzet
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: The Joy of Geocaching
Replies: 8
Views: 922

The Joy of Geocaching

FWIW

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/08/re ... eocaching/

Apologies if someone else has already posted about this one.
by fitzet
Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Geocache Placement
Topic: Can a cache be too 'restrictive' ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4945

Re: Can a cache be too 'restrictive' ?

Thanks for those responses.

One other aspect of 'restrictive' is that I'm a fair weather paddler so would only be willing to maintain such a cache May through September. If it were logged as DNF in October - nothing would change until the following May.
by fitzet
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Geocache Placement
Topic: Can a cache be too 'restrictive' ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4945

Can a cache be too 'restrictive' ?

While out kayaking along the coast last weekend, I passed a location that I thought might be good for a cache. It would only be accessible by kayak. Maybe by RIB, but I would need to look again to see if there are suitable places for a RIB to 'dock'. Any other craft would be at risk of hitting rocks...
by fitzet
Mon May 24, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: The story of a streak
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: The story of a streak

.. and Thanks should be given to .. - Windsockers, 31 of the 88 found in the 50 days, were set by 'them' (not to mention several DNFs :oops: ) - Hezekiah, 12 of the 88, but especially for the 'alphabet' and Sidetracked LUAS' series, which made some of the days easier that others - AbbeyAckbar, 7 of ...
by fitzet
Sat May 22, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: The story of a streak
Replies: 8
Views: 726

The story of a streak

Easter Saturday. April 3rd. Easter Eggstravangansa in Marlay Park, plus 2 others. The following day we were at a family lunch in Whitehall and ticked off a cache afterwards. The day after that, I figured out the Black Rose in Howth and had to, for personal reasons, do that one. Three consecutive day...