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
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association
Replies: 8954
Views: 296648

Re: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association

Obsolete
by Doug.G
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Dalkey Island Event
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

Re: Dalkey Island Event

Actually, by dinghy I mean the rigid boats, not the inflatables.
by Doug.G
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Dalkey Island Event
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

Re: Dalkey Island Event

Yes you can hire small motorised dinghies from the "Blue House" at Bulloch Harbour. They do have guidelines about usage e.g. don't leave the boat at Dalkey Island --- BUT, you can drop people off there, so long as the boat doesn't remain moored on the beach. It sounded like a pretty "grey area" when...
by Doug.G
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association
Replies: 8954
Views: 296648

Re: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association

Bond (James Bond)
by Doug.G
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Dalkey Island Event
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

Dalkey Island Event

Right! The Dalkey Island event has finally been published (GC4KCDA). For those interested in hiring a kayak... they are available for €45 per person/boat (i.e. no double kayaks) from Bulloch Harbour. The price also includes any extra gear you may need (e.g. wetsuits, life jackets, etc... but N...
by Doug.G
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association
Replies: 8954
Views: 296648

Re: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association

Mossad
by Doug.G
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 42949

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Great. Thanks guys. I'll offer initial contact through my profile and add a forum link as well (once I set it up).
by Doug.G
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 42949

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Ok great. Thanks.
by Doug.G
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 42949

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Heh there Niall - I'm planning an event that requires people to use a boat/kayak to reach the location. Cachers can use their own boat, borrow one, or hire one from the harbour on the mainland. So my question is: can I include hiring prices/details in the cache listing page because if people choose ...
by Doug.G
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association
Replies: 8954
Views: 296648

Re: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association

oligarch
by Doug.G
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122493

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Finally managed to get myself active on the Forum. Thanks for the congrats!