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 Spark_ie
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: GARMIN eTrex
Replies: 15
Views: 3497

Re: GARMIN eTrex

It's worth remembering, and highly probable, that the cache coordinates might be pants too!! :) Although I've never owned an eTrex, I have always heard they are a good solid GPS, a golden oldie you could say.. However they can suffer under dense tree cover - for which the new models may be more accu...
by Spark_ie
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Yes!
by Spark_ie
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Treasure Map
Replies: 11
Views: 3416

Re: Treasure Map

Fjon wrote:Oh good, they've been removed now! I'm sure there will be grumblings from people who logged all 90+ caches, but what did they expect?

Haha! That's funny :lol: :lol:

Would feel like a right gobshite if you spend an hour logging all of them!
by Spark_ie
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Treasure Map
Replies: 11
Views: 3416

Re: Treasure Map

What's that Merv?
by Spark_ie
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Treasure Map
Replies: 11
Views: 3416

Treasure Map

Google have released a new map - Treasure Map!

Check it out on google maps, you'll see it as a layer, Pretty cool :-)
by Spark_ie
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey Cachers! :)
Replies: 6
Views: 2434

Re: Hey Cachers! :)

Welcome on board :-)
by Spark_ie
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Neither Kinnity Castle, nor Kilkenny Castle... :-)
by Spark_ie
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

MunsterFan wrote:Kilkea Castle & The Pits of Eden http://coord.info/GC3YARC?
Nope
by Spark_ie
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

theswerve wrote:Looks familiar all right...was it got on that trip about 100km south of Dublin on way to the event??
Think you might be right Merv :lol:
by Spark_ie
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Nope, not Johnstown
by Spark_ie
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Now, try this one... Camera was acting up on the day.....


Image
by Spark_ie
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Happy St. Patrick's Day from Ostrava, Czech Republic 8-)
Replies: 8
Views: 3129

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day from Ostrava, Czech Republic 8-)

Hello to Ireland. We organised our first event ever to celebrate Ireland were we lived for almost nine years. Last Paddy's Day we were in Newbridge and today I hope we started a tradition in celebrating St. Patrick's Day here outside the Irish pub in Ostrava. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54373455/Geocac...
by Spark_ie
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83992

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Rock of Dunamase - Aoife's Dowry
by Spark_ie
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New souvenirs?
Replies: 30
Views: 4178

Re: New souvenirs?

Hmm yeah.. Steps up from water on Skellig Michael? That, or some vista of the Burren ?
by Spark_ie
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New souvenirs?
Replies: 30
Views: 4178

Re: New souvenirs?

Fjon wrote:If you look up the Latitude 47 blog you can see the moaning in the comments :p
Feck the begrudgers :roll:
by Spark_ie
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Youghal: Good geocaching fun or Overkill? whatya think?
Replies: 15
Views: 4565

Re: Youghal: Good geocaching fun or Overkill? whatya think?

P.S. Some people like the numbers game etc.. But for your own sanity you need to look past the green boxes on your map, and just keep a tab on the highest rated caches in your area. Project-gc have a good cache ratings table where you can see what the good caches are in your location, or by province...
by Spark_ie
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Youghal: Good geocaching fun or Overkill? whatya think?
Replies: 15
Views: 4565

Re: Youghal: Good geocaching fun or Overkill? whatya think?

Yeah, I definitely think you can too many caches in an area. Yougal is now an example, Peigland is an example, North County Dublin is (was?) an example. I used to get every cache that was near to me, but approx 2 years ago I got turned off by shite caches put out for the sake of putting something ou...
by Spark_ie
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New souvenirs?
Replies: 30
Views: 4178

Re: New souvenirs?

They're cool alright! :-)
by Spark_ie
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Bomb Alert
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Re: Bomb Alert

Woops :-)

The problem some times can be that cachers are SO BLATENT when looking for a cache - grabbing it or replacing.

Being a bit more discrete would lead to a lot less caches going missing - or being reported to the cops
by Spark_ie
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Heading to New England
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Heading to New England

Nice trip! Safe trip and Merry Christmas :)