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 Oct 24, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New Cache: County Challenge
Replies: 145
Views: 19744

Re: New Cache: County Challenge

Congrats!
Just checked your list and all looks good. I will PM you the final co-ords.
by Fjon
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: GSAK 8.0
Replies: 4
Views: 3388

Re: GSAK 8.0

Go to Geocaching Access and click Refresh (for the entire database). It will take a while but should do it.
by Fjon
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Dun Laoghaire
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Dun Laoghaire

Yeah, there's quite a few other DL caches around there too - you'll have plenty to keep you busy!
by Fjon
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: GCZZG4 Carraig Dá Bheola (Rockabill)
Replies: 11
Views: 2529

Re: GCZZG4 Carraig Dá Bheola (Rockabill)

I was under the impression that the cache was hidden on the island itself, but I could be remembering it wrong.
by Fjon
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flag counter quiz
Replies: 10
Views: 3726

Re: Flag counter quiz

25/30 with quite a few guesses - pretty tricky!
I like seeing new countries pop up as well under my flag counter. I paid a bit extra and got the "pro" version which also shows me what state/ province the visitors are from.
by Fjon
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: What geocache would you recommend?
Replies: 9
Views: 3451

Re: What geocache would you recommend?

That "From a Great Height" is the type of puzzle cache I like. Solvable from the beginning, but not easy! It took a LOT of work to get all the numbers. One which really doesn't get many visitors is "Ship Wrecked". It does require a specific type of GPS but is a very enjoyable cache, even if the fina...
by Fjon
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Corran Tuathail (Ireland's Highest Cache)
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Corran Tuathail (Ireland's Highest Cache)

Is there some time better than the other weather-wise between april and july? It's a gamble no matter what time of year you go at. This is the west of Ireland and there is never a guarantee of sunny weather! Having said that though the months before and after summer (May and September) would offer ...
by Fjon
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Corran Tuathail (Ireland's Highest Cache)
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Corran Tuathail (Ireland's Highest Cache)

Good idea. I've been there three times to attempt it (failed twice due to weather). Glenbeigh is probably the best place to base yourself. The Glenbeigh House (I think that's what it's called) would suit an event. You could also have the event in Killarney which is much bigger but also a bit further...
by Fjon
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: A possible event in Kilkenny
Replies: 3
Views: 3188

Re: A possible event in Kilkenny

Kilkenny is a good choice. It's 1.5 hours from Dublin so easily doable. There is a large number of caches in the area, and there are bound to be decent venues for an event.
by Fjon
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Faroe Islands!
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Faroe Islands!

Wow, looks really amazing. Would love to go some day - how do you get there?
by Fjon
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Community Maintenance of Caches
Replies: 18
Views: 2891

Re: Community Maintenance of Caches

Feck it, I've gone through some caches on my watchlist and posted some NM on ones that obviously need some work. Mostly caches that need maintenance and where the owners haven't logged on for some time.
I'll follow up with NA if there is no reply.
by Fjon
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Community Maintenance of Caches
Replies: 18
Views: 2891

Re: Community Maintenance of Caches

So what's the consensus on putting a NM or NA on a cache that you have not looked for? If you are watching a cache in, say, Antrim as you're meaning to take a trip there but notice it's most likely missing. I would say it's not ok to put a note on the cache unless you've actually personally confirme...
by Fjon
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Community Maintenance of Caches
Replies: 18
Views: 2891

Re: Community Maintenance of Caches

I have been using gsak to filter out caches where the last 3 logs were dnfs, and have put these on my ignore and watchlist. There are over 100 caches now on this list. I haven't posted any NM or NA on them as I thought this should really be done only if you physically looked for the cache and felt t...
by Fjon
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: EarthCaching!
Replies: 14
Views: 2757

Re: EarthCaching!

I was wondering what GeoAwareIRL was!

What are the guidelines for "Holiday Earthcaches"? I see quite a number of these so though that there wasn't any restriction, but it seems like there are quite a few more submissions that never get published?
by Fjon
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Geocache Placement
Topic: Caches on OPW property
Replies: 21
Views: 8813

Re: Caches on OPW property

Hmm, well I think that's pretty definitive. How about a multi with intermediate locations in the house, but the cache located outside the grounds?
by Fjon
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dalkey Island
Replies: 11
Views: 4394

Re: Dalkey Island

If anyone was interested in going over in the next few weeks let me know. I can put you in touch with someone who makes trips over.
by Fjon
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: GCZZG4 Carraig Dá Bheola (Rockabill)
Replies: 11
Views: 2529

Re: GCZZG4 Carraig Dá Bheola (Rockabill)

Would love to if I was more confident! However I don't think I'd be up for such a long open sea paddle.
Maybe when I've a bit more experience under my belt.
Could also be combined with a trip to stage 2 of "Paddie's Goat" for the really adventurous.
by Fjon
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ideas For Challenge Caches From Bromley.
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: Ideas For Challenge Caches From Bromley.

medic143 wrote:I qualify :D but I did do it in the UK
Have a look at the nearby caches - there are lots more challenges! Bet you don't qualify for all of them!
by Fjon
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ideas For Challenge Caches From Bromley.
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: Ideas For Challenge Caches From Bromley.

Ideas For Challenge Caches From Bromley. I was visiting my sister in Bromley recently when I noticed a hoard of new puzzle caches nearby. They all turned out to be Challenges with cool names.... http://coord.info/GC3MNBY . They say Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery :) :) :shock: :shock: S...
by Fjon
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ideas For Cache Sites From The Irish Examiner
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: Ideas For Cache Sites From The Irish Examiner

This article was in 'De Paiper' recently, a bit of a silly season :D thing but good ideas for cache sites none the less....(one or two are covered). http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/the-seven-really-weird-wonders-of-ireland-199543.html Heard him on the radio. At least two have (or had) caches...