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

Search found 207 matches

by fitzet
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 2712

Re: Hello

And, thinking some more about it, if you hosted an evening time meet and greet event cache in August in Dublin, I'd say you'd get a good turnout from August 7 Souvenir collectors ;)
by fitzet
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 2712

Re: Hello

If you're reliant on public transport, then you're 'limited' to the cities and towns served by those services, hence some caches will be inaccessible to you. If you could post the names of those towns and cities, you would get better feedback. GC43 (Europe's First) is the obvious suggestion and clos...
by fitzet
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140823

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

And kudos to silver soldier too, also roaring past #600 at an indecent pace.

=D> =D> =D> Well done =D> =D> =D>
by fitzet
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140823

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

When logging a cache today, I noticed that sarahmur recently passed #600.

=D> =D> =D> Well done =D> =D> =D>

Further digging made me aware she has been a registered user for less than a year :shock:. It took us close on 5 years to get to that milestone :oops:.
by fitzet
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 8
Views: 2554

Re: Hello!

We live in Lusk, North Co. Dublin. We have mostly been looking for local caches so far .. We've been stumped a couple of times Given where you live, a lot of local caches will have been placed by Windsocker. Those caches don't give themselves up easily. On the other hand, if you can hone the skill ...
by fitzet
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140823

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Nothing to do with me, but I notice that Paddies Goat has finally been nabbed. 7 years in the wild, that was one feral goat :-D
by fitzet
Thu May 29, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Android battery life
Replies: 1
Views: 1653

Android battery life

I have a SONY phone and took an Android update (4.4) last week. Since then, battery life has diminished dramatically.

The 'culprit' appears to be Google Location Services, which I had left on as default.

Just so you know, if you're caching by phone, keep an eye on battery usage.
by fitzet
Mon May 19, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140823

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Thanks, X 2.

Congratulations to silver soldier on clocking up 500. He's certainly blazing a trail across Dublin, as well as putting out some challenging caches.
by fitzet
Tue May 06, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140823

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

The Naviguesser recently logged find #500, in a location most of us can only ever dream about 8) !

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC1JRTG_salt-city
by fitzet
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140823

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Last time I looked, medic143 was ahead of Wild Rover by about 500. I looked again today and Wild Rover is ahead by around 4000 :shock:!

Nevada :roll:
by fitzet
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: How are FTFs counted ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2818

Re: How are FTFs counted ?

Question was asked last October (2013)!
Project GC lists the number of FTFs as part of a cacher's stats. My question was related to how that measure was calculated.

's all
by fitzet
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: LIDL special offers
Replies: 6
Views: 6093

Re: LIDL special offers

More trekking gear on Mon 31 March. Poles are different style to last time.
by fitzet
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 209
Views: 38480

Re: Welcome

abbeyackbar wrote:Don't forget to factor in low tide times if Balscadden Bay Earthcache is in your plans :)
Use this link http://www.irishtimes.com/news/weather/tides to see when low tide is on the day
Low water in Howth at 16:50.

http://www.hyc.ie/tides/tides_month.asp?tmonth=apr
by fitzet
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 209
Views: 38480

Re: Welcome

hopefully theres others planing to get as many as possible on CITO day. Sun 27 April 1. Event (Swedish Breakfast #7) 2. CITO (Dodder Valley) Then leg it out to Howth for; 3. Virtual (Black Rose) 4. Earthcache (Balscadden) 5. Letterbox (It don't mean a thing) 6. Multi (choice) 7. Traditional (choice...
by fitzet
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140823

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Tmsr wrote:Congrats to Gold Circle on a busy day up North-ish
=D> Good work, GoldCircle =D>

The general area of the Cooleys has a great selection / variety of caches. The local COs are to be commended for their 'work'.
by fitzet
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 209
Views: 38480

Re: Welcome

silver soldier wrote:does anyone know whats the record in ireland is for different icons on the same day
i know theres a 6 challenge and some have got that but is there any person got higher ????/
medic143 has 8 in one day, GoldCircle has 7. There may be others.
by fitzet
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mad events
Replies: 7
Views: 2972

Re: Mad events

Anyone tried the 40ft on Chrstmas Day? I haven't but I imagine it's very cold. I don't know if the people who do it are crazy or brave. Probably a bit of both! For many years I was an active participant in the Christmas Day swim at the Clontarf Baths. Although I was sad when the Baths closed down, ...
by fitzet
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Geocache Placement
Topic: Technical Caches
Replies: 7
Views: 2886

Re: Technical Caches

Always good to see some more extreme and challenging caches... just bear in mind you have to maintain them! Caches like Casana are only found rarely in Dublin so expect these, sadly, to only get a few finds. If any :( Sadly GC47YR2 is approaching a year now and hasn't been found. What's rare is won...
by fitzet
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: LIDL special offers
Replies: 6
Views: 6093

LIDL special offers

Today (Thu 13 Feb) they have trekking poles for EUR 15.99 a pair.

Picked up 2 pairs for myself, or rather for members of my family who need to be coaxed outdoors 8).
by fitzet
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New recruit trying to log every cache in Ireland in one day!
Replies: 21
Views: 5925

Re: New recruit trying to log every cache in Ireland in one

Didn't 'log' any of mine, feeling left out :oops:.

:D