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 Tmsr
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140822

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats also to Gerlor who has recently passed the double millennium - wonder which one it was that got him over that line... Well done on the 2K!
by Tmsr
Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Is he a chancer?
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

Re: Is he a chancer?

I think the cacher you refer to has arrived back in Portugal now and has logged the rest of his finds. He/She had a DNF on one of ours and we found it to be missing subsequently. Looks like they did a good few in Kilkenny and Dublin while visiting family in Enniscorthy. I have given permission to lo...
by Tmsr
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 92645

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Yay!
Santa's landed early!...over to you Sarah...
by Tmsr
Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 92645

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

C'mon folks...Connacht castle, and given the season that's in it, we'll add a hint each day...so far we've said it's not in Galway, not in Roscommon, and now we'll tell you it's not in Mayo either...
by Tmsr
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 92645

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Not Roscommon - although there's caches in that park ok...
by Tmsr
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 92645

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Not in Galway...
by Tmsr
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Online geo-shopping
Replies: 21
Views: 4525

Re: Online geo-shoppingF

just placed my first order with geocinshop.de and will be interested to see how it goes. Thought their shipping was very good for the weight of the goods I needed so expect stereotypical efficiency!
by Tmsr
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Online geo-shopping
Replies: 21
Views: 4525

Re: Online geo-shopping

By the way meant to say there's better value for fake rocks and cones which are very expensive on the .de website at €14.95 before postage... Check out your local Mr Price store which does them for €2.99 or less and there's no P&P charges involved. We've nabbed them while in Galway, Dubl...
by Tmsr
Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Online geo-shopping
Replies: 21
Views: 4525

Re: Online geo-shopping

Thanks for the tip-off Sarah...hadn't see them before
There's a little flag at the top of their webpage which allows you to view it it English, but I'm sure you don't need that!
We'll check that out too...
by Tmsr
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 92645

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

File properties obviously aren't helping so I'm going to try to encourage the adventurous - it's located in Connacht...
by Tmsr
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 92645

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Ah well - maybe it wasn't geo tagged - the date won't do!
Time for a little geosleuthing so - you weren't a million miles away from us for part of that weekend if I recall....
by Tmsr
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 92645

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Go for it...!
by Tmsr
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 92645

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Anyone going to take a punt here?
There is an active traditional cache at GZ
by Tmsr
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 92645

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Not sure how it's changed but was summer of 2012 when we were there and it was cold and wet so didn't hang about!
Try this one - picture shows a lot so it should be fairly recognisable (if you know it!)
by Tmsr
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 92645

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Think that is Poulnabrone Dolmen at the site of GC167W0 The Burren Earthcache....
by Tmsr
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Online geo-shopping
Replies: 21
Views: 4525

Re: Online geo-shopping

I use base of tree.com and delivery has been quick. Package arrived last week with bonus geo swag thrown in... Nice touch!
by Tmsr
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Cache Adoptions
Replies: 1
Views: 2156

Re: Cache Adoptions

Fantastic response to this appeal.
Thanks to Donnacha for leading this initiative and it's great to see 19 different cachers picking up the Hezekiah baton!
by Tmsr
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Project-GC FTF list
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

Re: Project-GC FTF list

Maybe it just can't handle your FTF rate, and you broke it?
by Tmsr
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 92645

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Just from the clue, I wonder could it be the Unforgettable Moydrum Castle?
by Tmsr
Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: A Chatty Cache - Xmas event????
Replies: 10
Views: 2803

Re: A Chatty Cache - Xmas event????

Could do the Thursday ok...!