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
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: A Chatty Cache - Xmas event????
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

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

Afraid we are away too..unless it's on the Sunday evening!
by Tmsr
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Well that does narrow it down...wondering if the water nearby means it might be Burgage Castle near Blessington?
I remember visiting iut and finding a ruin and a cache...
by Tmsr
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Ah Sarah, There's not much left there to go on...Think there's a rock up the road from us from a ruin that could have been a castle once!
by Tmsr
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Sin é...! Back to you again!
by Tmsr
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Not sure if this featured before but wasn't going to search back through 33 pages...
Any takers?
by Tmsr
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Thanks for the hints... Necarne formerly known as Castle Irvine. What's the cache called?
by Tmsr
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Haven't cached much around there so not familiar with the cache nearby, but could it be Castle Leslie in Monaghan?
by Tmsr
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Hint would definitely be required at this stage - hard for us to recognise anywhere in sunshine and dry weather right now!
by Tmsr
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)
Replies: 12
Views: 3471

Re: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)

Fair play to him...lousy weather today but as we went to search for Ravens Rock after the service, blue skies appeared for the duration of our hike and we made a quick find helped by the new man above... Inspired by the Alphabet Series to begin with and advised on our first placements, we were guide...
by Tmsr
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)
Replies: 12
Views: 3471

Re: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)

Lovely ceremony this morning where he was very fondly remembered. It was great to see the geocaching community so well represented there along with people from so many different communities and associations that he blessed with his talents.
Bon voyage Hezekiah
by Tmsr
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Looks like Uppercourt Manor near our cache Freshford Found in Kilkenny but grass in front and wing on the right doesn't match!
by Tmsr
Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)
Replies: 12
Views: 3471

Re: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)

Highly appropriate Niall,
RIP Alan.
by Tmsr
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Oh the shame of it - we even 'did' the virtual when passing there after one of DUcInc's CITOs about two years ago. I did reckon it was in Ulster!
Hope Sgtzara 's next offering might allow me to make amends...
by Tmsr
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122948

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats to Gerpod and hope he can move on from the madness now
Congrats also to silver soldier who joined the millennium club today and celebrated it in grand style!
by Tmsr
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Two quick Questions...
Replies: 7
Views: 2698

Re: Two quick Questions...

Q1. Yes - final stage is a physical so cannot be within 161m

Q2. Not sure about that - bit like you and your identity!
by Tmsr
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hard act to follow!
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Hard act to follow!

Just to warn all those planning an event in the Dublin area that expectations will be sky-high after today's Grand Day for a Treasure Hunt in the Phoenix Park. The guide maps, instructions sheets, goodie boxes with themed treasure, sweets and treats galore were all well planned and prepared and very...
by Tmsr
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Hoping it's in Ulster so I've an excuse not to recognise it...?
by Tmsr
Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Towns /Cities outside Dublin for great weekend of geocaching
Replies: 6
Views: 2351

Re: Towns /Cities outside Dublin for great weekend of geocac

Hi Laura, That is a vast field to search, but it depends on how far you are looking to travel and where you are starting from. For a fairly local outing, we enjoyed an event in Kilkenny a couple of yeArs ago as there is a good range of caches in an attractive walkable area, and a riverside trail and...
by Tmsr
Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: Outdoor gear specials
Replies: 0
Views: 3302

Outdoor gear specials

This Thursday 6th Nov, there's quite a range of outdoor gear on sale from Aldi....ignore the special selected luxury pate, and you might find something useful for the Wicklow Mountains Challenge or the New Year's Resolution Event...

https://www.aldi.ie/en/specialbuys/thursday-6-november/
by Tmsr
Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122948

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats to MacAroni Snr...looks like the trip home has been very busy!
Well done also to Griff Kids on #200 last night. Wonder if they will be adding a new badge to celebrate...Sláinte!