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 Serapis
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)
Replies: 12
Views: 3841

Re: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam,

A gentleman and one of Ireland's Geocaching greats.

Brendan
by Serapis
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Two quick Questions...
Replies: 7
Views: 2954

Re: Two quick Questions...

Because its a crap name, forged on the spur of the moment
by Serapis
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Two quick Questions...
Replies: 7
Views: 2954

Two quick Questions...

1 - Does a final stage of a multi be taken into consideration as regards the placing of a new traditional nearby. The 161 m rule. (OK, I think it does and probably asked a million times before). 2 - If I change my profile name does it automatically on the GC site change previous references to the or...
by Serapis
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Towns /Cities outside Dublin for great weekend of geocaching
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

Re: Towns /Cities outside Dublin for great weekend of geocac

Train to Waterford passes and stops at Kilkenny, you could split your time between the two cities, only 30 mins on the motorway but go the scenic route and collect the boxes!!
by Serapis
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 91801

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Great Sarahmur, its you to you to revive this thread!!
by Serapis
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Funnies
Replies: 80
Views: 23572

Re: Funnies

First & Last
by Serapis
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Unsociable Hours Caching
Replies: 6
Views: 2782

Re: Unsociable Hours Caching

Bomb Alert.JPG
Here it is....
by Serapis
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Unsociable Hours Caching
Replies: 6
Views: 2782

Re: Unsociable Hours Caching

Another thing to keep in mind is the local txt alert committee. My brother in rural Co Louth is part of one and the stuff that gets txted out is mad altogether and also quite funny. There are plenty of people out there with nothing else to do but watch out for strangers in their neighbourhood and ju...
by Serapis
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 91801

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Topical...
by Serapis
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 91801

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

How about Kilclief Castle, Co Down...?

Cache: http://coord.info/GC2RRFP
by Serapis
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Pre-event meet n'eat
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Re: Pre-event meet n'eat

abbeyackbar wrote:Thanks for that and the geo-chat, hints and tips and the ride!
Sounded like a nice evening :wink: :wink: :wink:
by Serapis
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 2020

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome
by Serapis
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Funnies
Replies: 80
Views: 23572

Re: Funnies

'Normal' Geocaching Behaviour? :D :D
by Serapis
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Congrats!
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: Congrats!

Get your priorities straight on that honeymoon, at least 10 caches a day (to start with) :wink:
by Serapis
Thu May 15, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Funnies
Replies: 80
Views: 23572

Re: Funnies

Lost...
by Serapis
Thu May 15, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: The Journal
Replies: 7
Views: 3470

Re: The Journal

It was a good story all right, the comments were generally positive. Comments on the Journal can be a mad sometimes, plenty of opinions...
by Serapis
Thu May 15, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 91801

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Go for it Keith...
by Serapis
Wed May 14, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 91801

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Anyone.....anyone...In Co Laois
by Serapis
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 91801

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

No - not Ballyragget, but in a county not to far, far away but has a Sheela na Gig from long ago......
by Serapis
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 91801

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

A new cache...