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 Doug.G
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)
Replies: 11
Views: 3131

Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

I reckon you should revert to the original name... There's way too much history associated with this classic old Hide to associate it with a modern-day numbered-series. It should stand alone.

It is known worldwide simply as "Europe's First"
by Doug.G
Mon May 25, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Word Game 3: Add/Change/Remove One Letter To Make a New Word
Replies: 6163
Views: 220298

Word Game 3: Add/Change/Remove One Letter To Make a New Word

Prow
(The forward part of a ship's hull; the bow)
by Doug.G
Mon May 25, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association
Replies: 8954
Views: 296588

Re: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association

Subtle
by Doug.G
Mon May 25, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122468

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

And Fitzet hits *** 1000 *** on a Wicklow Mountains rampage. Big congrats on this serious milestone!!
by Doug.G
Fri May 08, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122468

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Thanks guys. Pretty chuffed to finally tick off Aug-2000 yesterday and close-out the Jasmer Grid. A great challenge!
by Doug.G
Sat May 02, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 15 Years of Geocaching! - Quiz
Replies: 6
Views: 2029

Re: 15 Years of Geocaching! - Quiz

7 for me!
by Doug.G
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122468

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Nice work by Chris to close out his DT Grid!!!!!

(Though, I have it on good authority that TWO is the new ONE) ;-)
by Doug.G
Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association
Replies: 8954
Views: 296588

Re: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association

Bikini
by Doug.G
Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello and looking for suggestions.
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

Re: Hello and looking for suggestions.

If you want something truly special, then go for the 2nd Crystal Maze cache: #2 The Crystal Maze by Bilbos Apprentice http://coord.info/GC5N96E It is a one-stage multi with the final being one of the finest caches in Ireland. It is relatively new, but is receiving a steady flow of favourite points f...
by Doug.G
Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Word Game 2: New Word Starts With Final Letter Of Last Word
Replies: 7219
Views: 249014

Re: Word Game 2: New Word Starts With Final Letter Of Last W

Gangplank

(And I think I spotted Geojunkie on Twitter @project_gc)
by Doug.G
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Word Game 2: New Word Starts With Final Letter Of Last Word
Replies: 7219
Views: 249014

Re: Word Game 2: New Word Starts With Final Letter Of Last W

Geojunkie ;-) --- everyone's favourite!
by Doug.G
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association
Replies: 8954
Views: 296588

Re: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association

Rocky (II, III, IV & V)
by Doug.G
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122468

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

DT Loop 4...! Now that is one impressive feat. Nice one Eric.
by Doug.G
Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: re: New Caches in Ulster Search Box Query
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

Re: re: New Caches in Ulster Search Box Query

This URL will take you to the "old" search screen:
https://www.geocaching.com/seek/default.aspx