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 THE_Chris
Sat May 03, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139016

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

20 more already? Mother of god
by THE_Chris
Thu May 01, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139016

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

I for one am not going to congratulate her because she is finding caches faster than me at the moment. I've nearly caught up, but can't quite!
by THE_Chris
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Church Micro IE Series
Replies: 61
Views: 21949

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Another update! Getting closer to that magical 100, which is going to DucInc! Name GC Owner Church Micro IE 1 - St. Pius X, Templeogue {Redux} GC315VC THE_Chris Church Micro IE 2 - Kimmage Manor GC2YV21 THE_Chris Church Micro IE 3 - St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh GC19PDK THE_Chris Church Micro IE 4 - St...
by THE_Chris
Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139016

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats... 3500... not bad at all!
by THE_Chris
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: An early start in the Park
Replies: 23
Views: 6125

Re: An early start in the Park

Make it a rare DT to cause more rage and force people out :D
by THE_Chris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Quite a lot of Cache Hides, or are there?
Replies: 16
Views: 4844

Re: Quite a lot of Cache Hides, or are there?

Lets all rip the piss out of Joel :D You'll find it very therapeutic.
by THE_Chris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Easter Eggstravaganza VII
Replies: 17
Views: 4125

Re: Easter Eggstravaganza VII

Spot the date on Abbeys post! The troublemaker texted me today saying she'd found 10 caches, widening the gap between our numbers, the race is still on! (And she had the gall to ask for a hint as well! Flabbergasted at the cheek of some people :D ) Sadly, I will be down in Cork for Easter so I hereb...
by THE_Chris
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Quite a lot of Cache Hides, or are there?
Replies: 16
Views: 4844

Re: Quite a lot of Cache Hides, or are there?

Joel has been on the sauce, methinks :D
by THE_Chris
Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139016

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

#1350 is hardly a milestone but I had to share http://coord.info/GC3QG5X as the best Earthcache I've ever done.
by THE_Chris
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Doing well do far...
Replies: 48
Views: 12647

Re: Doing well do far...

Its pretty good, isn't it? I have the cache page for a Swedish Breakfast up in the Belfast Ikea written and ready to add to the pile once I can find a free weekend in June for myself. There will be 2014 Summer Morning Insanity (of course) and another two that I'm toying around with for the summer. Y...
by THE_Chris
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: I never thought I'd see the day ...
Replies: 10
Views: 3030

Re: I never thought I'd see the day ...

Doug.G wrote:In the spirit of all things Deer-Park... does the Dropping Well do over-night accommodation? ;-)
If you can convince Willie and Mary of the Ardagh House to take you for one night instead of the minimum two, then you can stay here -> http://www.ardagh-house.ie/

N53 18.778 W6 15.847
by THE_Chris
Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: I never thought I'd see the day ...
Replies: 10
Views: 3030

Re: I never thought I'd see the day ...

That sounds good. It'll also allow the more suicidal among us the tempting prospect of hitting the Ballywalter CITO that morning too.
by THE_Chris
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139016

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Good man :D
by THE_Chris
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Geocache Placement
Topic: Technical Caches
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

Re: Technical Caches

Always good to see some more extreme and challenging caches... just bear in mind you have to maintain them! Caches like Casana are only found rarely in Dublin so expect these, sadly, to only get a few finds. If any :( Sadly GC47YR2 is approaching a year now and hasn't been found.
by THE_Chris
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Maker Madness event
Replies: 11
Views: 3379

Re: Maker Madness event

Sounds like a good idea to me! You can showcase all your future hides, so there will be less swearing in the field :D
by THE_Chris
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139016

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

congratulations to POLDEKCH for hitting #300 finds =D> =D> =D> =D> congratulations to SARAH MUR for hitting # 200 finds =D> =D> =D> =D> also welcome to the irish leader board HAPPY CACHING :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Congrats to ye both!
by THE_Chris
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)
Replies: 64
Views: 14603

Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Heres me ->

Ayr Gatehouse
31 Prestwick Road
Ayr
South Ayrshire
KA8 8LE


Nice to think that the Ayr Gatehouse is in Ayr which is in South Ayrshire. Surprised the postcode isn't AYR as well...
by THE_Chris
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Funnies
Replies: 80
Views: 23572

Re: Funnies

Are you the insider ;)

Lab cache would be great. New icon and all the mystery surrounding it.
by THE_Chris
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Funnies
Replies: 80
Views: 23572

Re: Funnies

Its all a total mystery, and the reviewers apparently aren't giving away anything :D Part of me suspects they don't know much either, and that Groundspeak have just told them to publish it. Another part of me suspects that this is kind of a 'meet and greet the reviewers' worldwide as otherwise it wo...
by THE_Chris
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 47338

Re: Ask The Reviewer

...and who is it on this site that has that list?? I know there's someone... just can't remember who :D