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
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nervously watching
Replies: 26
Views: 6975

Re: Nervously watching

Jonathanwpurvis wrote:Finally got one garmin etrex cx 50 sterling can't wait for it to arrive now :)

50 quid? Nice one!! :lol: 8)
by Spark_ie
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122952

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Big congrats to Wild Rover also, on getting a massive 10,000th cache
by Spark_ie
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122952

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

The first 100 are always the hardest to get under the belt...

No stopping you now!! Woop woop ! :)
by Spark_ie
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Moving to Ireland in November
Replies: 12
Views: 3488

Re: Moving to Ireland in November

Hezekiah wrote:
Spark_ie wrote:... hardest thing for people moving here normally is getting used to the accent ....
It's Dublin he's coming to........... not Cork!! :twisted:


Har har har :roll:
:lol:
by Spark_ie
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Moving to Ireland in November
Replies: 12
Views: 3488

Re: Moving to Ireland in November

Hey Matt, looking forward to meeting you here in Dublin. I'm sure you'll settle in no problems, hardest thing for people moving here normally is getting used to the accent, but I guess you coming from the Maritimes you'll settle in right at home :)
by Spark_ie
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83993

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Leaders folly
by Spark_ie
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Glasgow..
Replies: 29
Views: 1525

Re: Glasgow..

Well guys and girls, after nearly a year and a half, I shall be returning to Dublin. Will still be working for Airtricity, and should be starting in the office in Sandyford on the 2nd July. Looking forward to picking up all the'new' caches around Dublin, and of course meeting any new cachers too! Se...
by Spark_ie
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!
Replies: 758
Views: 83993

Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Chetwynd
by Spark_ie
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nervously watching
Replies: 26
Views: 6975

Re: Nervously watching

How'd you get on?
by Spark_ie
Thu May 31, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Geocache Placement
Topic: new reviewers notes
Replies: 4
Views: 2739

Re: new reviewers notes

Go to the cache page, and I'm the Navigation tab in the top right corner, click "Log your visit", (as if you were logging a find). In that new pages you'll see in the drop down box there will be the option to select Reviewer Note. Click that and leave your message
by Spark_ie
Thu May 24, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Meet my first cacher
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Meet my first cacher

Well I guess you can work it out when they log their find. All's not lost :)
by Spark_ie
Thu May 24, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Meet my first cacher
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Meet my first cacher

Did you get their name (nickname) ?
by Spark_ie
Wed May 23, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Geocaching map on Android
Replies: 16
Views: 4927

Re: Geocaching map on Android

Lol :-)
by Spark_ie
Wed May 23, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Geocaching map on Android
Replies: 16
Views: 4927

Re: Geocaching map on Android

OTP wrote:It's a 32GB 10" Galaxy and according to the task manager it has 724MB of RAM. The Android version is 3.2
Ouuu, very fancy :D =P~
by Spark_ie
Mon May 21, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Geocachers in Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 2027

Re: Geocachers in Ireland

The site puts you on the country list for the place you have logged a lot of recent caches (not sure what these criteria are)

You can email the site admin to change you into the right country.
by Spark_ie
Fri May 18, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: France: Specifically Auvergne
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: France: Specifically Auvergne

I haven't anyway :-)

I know Hezekiah did a while back, but not sure what region ?
by Spark_ie
Fri May 18, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Geocaching map on Android
Replies: 16
Views: 4927

Re: Geocaching map on Android

I too would be interested to see how that tablet pans out, although having an Galaxy SII I would be looking to see if they had a 10" version. Keep us posted. A quick search on Amazon will show there are loads of 10" tablets, and tablets with bluetooth etc, but when you get into that territory the p...
by Spark_ie
Fri May 18, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Geocaching map on Android
Replies: 16
Views: 4927

Re: Geocaching map on Android

Well I first came across this M009 yoke on Amazon as I was looking for my picture frame. The older version, with 512 mb RAM, had tonnes of great reviews, and for an extra tenner you could get twice the RAM. I was going to get that one with the double RAM. Then I came across that 15% off and it was a...
by Spark_ie
Fri May 18, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Geocaching map on Android
Replies: 16
Views: 4927

Re: Geocaching map on Android

What tablet is that? Is it running Android 4? The reason I ask is that I've ordered an M009 there the other day, and awaiting delivery quite literally any minute now.. [-o< On that webstie you can get an additonal 15% off by using the vouchercode 'PAYPAL15' . So for £76 I thought it was a good bu...
by Spark_ie
Tue May 15, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dalkey Island
Replies: 11
Views: 4116

Re: Dalkey Island

The Carraig Da Bheola one - yeah contemplated this more than once! Bouyed on by the fact Dara and the lads met a bunch of kayakers out there when they did it. A mixture of waiting for good calm weather, and probably more important - being slightly anxious about going out on my own, and not being abl...