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 Jan 25, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Ireland!
Replies: 52
Views: 3088

Re: Ireland!

Sounds good! Will pencil the date in.
by THE_Chris
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139013

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats :D

Congrats also to the Abbeyackbar duo on #1299. I await with bated breath what they have planned for #1300! Cos you know they won't just do a nano on a railing for that ;)
by THE_Chris
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139013

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Not a bad cache for the #900 assuming people with 5 or 10x that can't solve it :D
by THE_Chris
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Church Micro IE Series
Replies: 61
Views: 21949

Re: Church Micro IE Series

Still going strong here, about another 15 in the last six months! And I've only managed to sod up the numbers once so far, I'm quite proud of that :) Cache Name GC Owner 1 Church Micro IE 1 - St. Pius X, Templeogue {Redux} GC315VC THE_Chris 2 Church Micro IE 2 - Kimmage Manor GC2YV21 THE_Chris 3 Chu...
by THE_Chris
Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139013

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

And got Ireland Northwest Evil as well, which is one hell of an achievement! Congrats.
by THE_Chris
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Doing well do far...
Replies: 48
Views: 12647

Re: Doing well do far...

Events on 4, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 Jan... and all much more than 'Meet & Greet' ones too. Thats quite impressive.
by THE_Chris
Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Funnies
Replies: 80
Views: 23572

Re: Funnies

Glad to see you've got me in charge anyway :D I''ll have to put out some puzzles and do geoart in the shape of a swastika. And all the German references... so true... am I the only one who has been to an event in Germany? Real German cachers?
by THE_Chris
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 2013 New Year resolutions - review
Replies: 18
Views: 5109

Re: 2013 New Year resolutions - review

abbeyackbar wrote:Well done =D> Congratulations! =D> I'm at 353 :) still a few more to find
Get that to 355 on Sunday anyway :D So close now, you just can't end at less than 365 (or 366 maybe??)
by THE_Chris
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139013

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Thanks a million! My first webcam cache so something a little new for the #1200. Went to my first foreign event that night too which was an experience.

Congrats to GC on 1100, I guess the bullying paid off "you HAVE to do Highly Classified for heavens sake"
by THE_Chris
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 139013

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats :D 1000 Tradis is quite a nice haul!

My 1000th Irish cache was being done probably at the same time on Saturday, up the Sugarloaf with Goldcircle. So celebrations all around!
by THE_Chris
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 2013 New Year resolutions - review
Replies: 18
Views: 5109

Re: 2013 New Year resolutions - review

abbeyackbar wrote:Well done =D> As of yesterday, 2013 is now our record year for caches found beating 2009's 325, the current find total this year is 334.

Only aiming now to get the find rate up to 1 a day. Don't know if i'll mange that...
Events in and around Dublin will give you another 3, come on get to it!
by THE_Chris
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Doing well do far...
Replies: 48
Views: 12647

Re: Doing well do far...

by THE_Chris
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Doing well do far...
Replies: 48
Views: 12647

Re: Doing well do far...

Good news... aside from 10-weekly Swedish Breakfasts, I'll probably do some in Belfast next year too. And I have Winter Morning Insanity which I have planned out (but not written or published yet). I had a great idea for next years Summer Morning Insanity too.... I'll probably do one on Irelands Eye...
by THE_Chris
Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)
Replies: 64
Views: 14603

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

Ryanair price ticking up a bit! Just got return tickets. Flights: FLIGHT(S) DETAILS From Dublin T1 to Glasgow (Prestwick) (FR 772) DEPART (DUB) Dublin T1 ARRIVAL (PIK) Glasgow (Prestwick) Sat 02 Aug 2014 08:40hrs Sat 02 Aug 2014 09:35hrs From Glasgow (Prestwick) to Dublin T1 (FR 777) DEPART (PIK) Gl...
by THE_Chris
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)
Replies: 64
Views: 14603

Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

I've gotten some tentative "OMG YES I'M IN" from a couple of people on this. The UK Mega 2014 is being held on the 2nd August 2014 (Bank Holiday weekend here) in Ayr Racecourse, which is throwing distance from Prestwick Airport, where Ryanair fly to from Dublin. Anyone interested in joining me? I'll...
by THE_Chris
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th Oct
Replies: 52
Views: 10937

Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Well, pretty much packed and ready... lets do this weekend of utter madness. 2 days, 3 events!

First task is a 9am out-the-door for a run to Bray for Meet The Swedes... then off to Howth for a day of caching!
by THE_Chris
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th Oct
Replies: 52
Views: 10937

Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

I did a quick measurement on Mapsource, its about 7km round trip to Casana from Howth Head, so this is going to be more challenging than Dalkey, theres no doubt about that! Will we make Irelands Eye as well? Who knows.
by THE_Chris
Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th Oct
Replies: 52
Views: 10937

Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Booked here as well. Weather (as it stands) set to be shit for the whole weekend, but a lot can change in 9 days!
by THE_Chris
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Geocaching in Space - 6th and 7th
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

Re: Geocaching in Space - 6th and 7th

Good man :D

Now to fake a post with something like "Every geocacher who buys Chris something on the xxth of xxxx will receive a free souvenir" and wait for the event and the goodies to roll in