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
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Glasgow..
Replies: 29
Views: 1901

Re: Glasgow..

Good to hear! I'm sure I'll see you around soon!
by Fjon
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whoo a new baby boy in my house
Replies: 8
Views: 2336

Re: Whoo a new baby boy in my house

Congrats, hope mum and baby are doing good! =D> =D> =D>
by Fjon
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Yet another Gps question
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: Yet another Gps question

I would agree this setup would work fine. Only disadvantage may be that your phone would run out of power easier than a GPS.

It's all a huge improvement on the way it used to work when I started - you had to print out every cache page on paper!
by Fjon
Thu May 31, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 28
Views: 6723

Re: Howdy

Hi there, welcome! Lots of nice caches around your area!
by Fjon
Wed May 30, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Galway - 20/06/2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1901

Re: Galway - 20/06/2012

Yeah, had it been a weekend I probably would have made the journey, but not on a weekday :(
by Fjon
Tue May 15, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dalkey Island
Replies: 11
Views: 4355

Re: Dalkey Island

Actually just read up on it and it looks like the guy who's number I gave you died recently. Also you can rent boats from Bullock but you're not allowed take them to Dalkey Island. Looks like your means of getting to the island are somewhat limited! The cache may now be as inaccessible as the variou...
by Fjon
Tue May 15, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dalkey Island
Replies: 11
Views: 4355

Re: Dalkey Island

Looked through my old email, and this is the guy's phone number who took us across:

085 764 3304
by Fjon
Tue May 15, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dalkey Island
Replies: 11
Views: 4355

Re: Dalkey Island

Yes you can do that too!
by Fjon
Tue May 15, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dalkey Island
Replies: 11
Views: 4355

Re: Dalkey Island

Years ago when I went it was from Coliemore. It's a lot closer than Bullock - only a few mins across. However I think the guy there was fairly expensive. It's a nice island and worth exploring but expect to pay a bit to get there. I can't remember his name unfortunately, but we had to ring him in ad...
by Fjon
Tue May 01, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from North Wexford
Replies: 13
Views: 3742

Re: Hi from North Wexford

Welcome along! There's some nice geocaching to be done around Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny, not to mention a lot of hillwalking caches all over Wicklow!
by Fjon
Tue May 01, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spot the geocacher
Replies: 9
Views: 2036

Re: Spot the geocacher

I don't recognise anyone, should I?
by Fjon
Tue May 01, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Geocaching in the news?
Replies: 11
Views: 2144

Re: Geocaching in the news?

Could be wrong, but I think one of the Japanese Puzzles is there?
by Fjon
Tue May 01, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: WWFM IX
Replies: 12
Views: 2974

Re: WWFM IX

So to get back on topic, anyone interested in hosting it this year?
by Fjon
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Beat me to it!
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: Beat me to it!

Is it the one in Poolbeg? There was a cache there recently and it was archived, so there was only a small "window" when you could have placed a cache there.
I think it has happened to me a few times, it's quite common in Dublin - such a small place with so many caches.
by Fjon
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: Half Price IoM ferry
Replies: 1
Views: 4476

Half Price IoM ferry

For anyone looking for a geocaching trip near home I can strongly recommend the Isle of Man. There are a huge range of really excellent caches on the island including some of the best ones I've ever done. The place is worth seeing too if you haven't been there already. I noticed that until May 11th ...
by Fjon
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: daraconn caches for adoption
Replies: 37
Views: 4876

Re: daraconn caches for adoption

Yep, I'm still ok with those caches!
by Fjon
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: I'm off to Skellig. Anyone care to join me?
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: I'm off to Skellig. Anyone care to join me?

Sounds like a lovely idea. Wish I could make it!
by Fjon
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hiya, I'm Aoife!
Replies: 15
Views: 4213

Re: Hiya, I'm Aoife!

Welcome along! Fair play on getting your scout group involved too.
by Fjon
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Nuvi 1370 crashing
Replies: 2
Views: 2514

Re: Nuvi 1370 crashing

Don't know if I can help much, but have you tried this macro?

http://geocaching.totaltechworld.com/

It might be the same one you already have (created by Pilot Snipes), but it works ok for me.
by Fjon
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Events on Feb 29th Feb - Which one to go to?
Replies: 14
Views: 2945

Re: Events on Feb 27th Feb - Which one to go to?

I would imagine there will be a lot more people at the Belfast one, so might get a bit crowded! Mind you, the Dublin venue isn't huge either so if you're late there you'll end up standing too.