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
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Photos from a Nightime Stroll in the Shade
Replies: 3
Views: 1801

Re: Photos from a Nightime Stroll in the Shade

I recognise Eileen and Tom, and vaguely recognise some others, but I'm so bad with faces :(
by Fjon
Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: August Streaking Souvenirs
Replies: 14
Views: 3740

Re: August Streaking Souvenirs

I managed days 1-22, but then a holiday in France meant I only got a 3 more days. For me it was actually a bit of fun. I haven't been caching as much as I used to in the last days and the local caches had been piling up. This challenge gave me the impetus to go out and cache again without having to ...
by Fjon
Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Dalkey Island Event
Replies: 8
Views: 3161

Re: Dalkey Island Event

By dinghy, you mean a rubber boat with a motor on it right? Or is it one of the more "solid" ones they also rent out? I seem to remember them saying that one of the problems with people mooring on the island was they could wreck the underside of the boats on the many rocks around there. I imagine it...
by Fjon
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Dalkey Island Event
Replies: 8
Views: 3161

Re: Dalkey Island Event

Hiring motorboats from Bulloch harbour - is this an option?
I remember trying to do this a long time ago, and the company there specifically forbids you from going to the island if renting a boat.
I'm wondering if things have changed?
by Fjon
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: August Streaking Souvenirs
Replies: 14
Views: 3740

Re: August Streaking Souvenirs

So far I've managed one a day. I haven't really gone out of my way to find any, just some minor detours on the way into work. The new BRPT caches right near me have certainly helped! If it was hard for me to do I wouldn't bother, and also I'm not too concerned if I miss a day. I'm going on holiday a...
by Fjon
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Doing well do far...
Replies: 48
Views: 12639

Re: Doing well do far...

Damn, was hoping it would be Carraig Da Bheola. That one has been blotting my calendar for 6 years!
by Fjon
Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Multi-cache
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Re: Multi-cache

This is the longest one I can think of in Ireland - there are 80km between two stages.
by Fjon
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: A helpful map for challenges
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: A helpful map for challenges

Nice one!
Note I've removed one requirement from my Northwest challenge. There is no longer a date restriction on the caches that count.
by Fjon
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Cuba
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Cuba

Haha, that's an old post alright! I did manage to 1 cache without a GPS, and it looks like it's still there! http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=73c1b4e1-b7b5-4a38-92c0-db23f64ea61b There are loads more caches in Cuba now, but mostly around Varadero (resort area - try to avoid!) a...
by Fjon
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: August Streaking Souvenirs
Replies: 14
Views: 3740

Re: August Streaking Souvenirs

Might try a few of these, but no way I'm doing the whole month. I think I managed 15 days in a row before and it was a bit of a pain!
by Fjon
Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Congratulations Cashub - a different milestone
Replies: 7
Views: 2836

Re: Congratulations Cashub - a different milestone

How funny! A romantic walk in Powerscourt, a marriage proposal, and then a cache‽
Congrats!
by Fjon
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Logging own caches
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Logging own caches

No, I wouldn't personally. For my two challenge caches (county and northwest) I would have liked to have the opportunity to log them had someone else placed them, but I'm not going to log my own. On a slightly related topic, I own a few caches that I have logged. These were originally placed by some...
by Fjon
Wed May 22, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Premium Membership Hike
Replies: 22
Views: 7312

Re: Premium Membership Hike

Can you pay in £? Any difference in price?
by Fjon
Fri May 10, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 91677

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Yep!
by Fjon
Thu May 09, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 91677

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Yay! Was planning on visiting tonight for some rock-climbing but looks like weather isn't going to play ball.

Here's one I could find. Not really a castle, but looks a bit like one?

Image
by Fjon
Thu May 09, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 91677

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Dalkey quarry?
by Fjon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: French geocacher in Dublin !
Replies: 2
Views: 2003

Re: French geocacher in Dublin !

Welcome along! There are a lot of events coming up in Dublin shortly so you're lucky.
by Fjon
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from county Antrim
Replies: 4
Views: 2212

Re: hello from county Antrim

HI there, welcome along!
by Fjon
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Treasure Map
Replies: 11
Views: 3627

Re: Treasure Map

Oh good, they've been removed now! I'm sure there will be grumblings from people who logged all 90+ caches, but what did they expect?