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 Fjon
Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New look cache pages
Replies: 8
Views: 1304

Pity the bookmark option is only for Premium Members :(
by Fjon
Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tidying up...
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Yes, I must agree - nice forum.
I'm still relatively new to this, and I must say this place is a lot nicer/ more relevant than the mixed UK/ Eire board on gc.com
by Fjon
Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ardgillan
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Great - nice area! Pity these weren't approved a week earlier! While I was doing Eaglais agus Túr I strolled through Ardgillan castle AND came a stone's throw away from Milverton. Ah well, it'll give me an excuse to visit Skerries again. BTW, anyone going FOR one OF these 3 caches may pass a gate...
by Fjon
Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: My first non-find :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Would be a shame if this one wasn't replaced - it really IS nice up there. Will have another look USING the clues IN SOME OF the logs before giving up.
by Fjon
Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: My first non-find :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

My first non-find :(

Went to find GCG8EJ (2 Stone Lighter) today, and despite a really nice walk up with great views, I was quite disheartened not to find the cache. Chances are someone has found it and nicked it, or else the previous person hid it really well. Actually wasn't as disappointing as I had at first expected...
by Fjon
Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Hello and a Newbie Question Already
Replies: 17
Views: 2048

OK, one supplier I have used and found them to be very reasonably priced http://www.globalpositioningsystems.co.uk/ NO I can't tell you the price of a yellow etrex, it wouldn't be fair. :twisted: :cry: Got a shock WHEN I saw the price there (€128). Looks LIKE they ony ship TO the UK though...
by Fjon
Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Hello and a Newbie Question Already
Replies: 17
Views: 2048

I've just started very recently, AND did a lot OF reading INTO this too. IN the END I settled FOR the yellow eTrex FOR financial reasons. Although most people recommend the Legend over that one, it does cost twice AS much. I bought mine ON amazon.co.uk which I FOUND TO be the cheapest, although ther...
by Fjon
Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GPSr Data Cable
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Thanks all! I looked at all the websites, and in the end bought this one on ebay for around €14 including shipping. Not bad, eh?
by Fjon
Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GPSr Data Cable
Replies: 5
Views: 834

GPSr Data Cable

Could anyone tell me where I could get a decently priced PC data cable for a Garmin eTrex? Am I best off ordering one off amazon.co.uk, or are there places where I can get them cheaper?
by Fjon
Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milverton
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

You mention a cache in Ardgillan Castle, but the link doesn't seem TO WORK. I guess this IS another one which hasn't been approved?
Pity, I was just there ON Saturday!
by Fjon
Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: GCKBXD
Replies: 46
Views: 3510

GCKBXD

I had a look at the above cache (Fancy that! Lugg a vault up the wrong mountain), and it sounds like a fun one.
However, the TB seems TO be living WITH BobAJob FOR the LAST four months :(
BobAJob - if you READ this, could you release the TB ? Preferably IN Dublin OR Wicklow? Please?
by Fjon
Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: G Mail Offer
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

I know pretty much everyone has one by now, but I have 50 (!) to give out, so if you want one, or know anyone who could use one let me know! Share the love :D
by Fjon
Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 209
Views: 38251

Think I shall hang around here, see what's happening. OF course I'm new to all this so hopefully you won't mind me asking stupid questions :oops: