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 wildfowler
Wed May 25, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Why Premium Caches?
Replies: 38
Views: 4252

Re: Why Premium Caches?

johnrm wrote:I'll pull the thorns from my legs and post them to you, see if you can figure out the location from the plant species :roll:

'Ye Olde Railway II'
:-({|=
by wildfowler
Wed May 25, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Why Premium Caches?
Replies: 38
Views: 4252

Re: Why Premium Caches?

dino wrote:
barraseaclaid wrote: and jsut outa curiosity @dino...he has a cache published just today that pretty much in my summation goes against LNT as a machete is required is this not against the rules?
:-
What cache? :roll:
by wildfowler
Tue May 24, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheap camper van
Replies: 12
Views: 2265

Re: Cheap camper van

you may be onto something here wildfowler....jme how about a collaboration..well insofar as you design and ill be the ejjitt to test out your contraption which going by the state of ur old gpsr will be held together with a combination glue nail polish sellotape and sheer determination @wildfowler -...
by wildfowler
Mon May 23, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheap camper van
Replies: 12
Views: 2265

Re: Cheap camper van

love firebox.com but get a load of the prices of some of the stuff on there...I have been saving up for this one though so i can go grab sparkies castle island cache! putting away a tenner a week for it so by my calculations will have enough saved by 2265 http://www.firebox.com/product/3579/JetLev-...
by wildfowler
Tue May 17, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Help with route pq's
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

Re: Help with route pq's

medic143 wrote:Remember the 550 can take 2000 caches, not 1000.
550 & 450 series can take 5000 caches not 2000 over a maximum of 200 GPX files. If that makes sense?

Lots of useful info about the Oregon series can be found here - http://garminoregon.wikispaces.com/
by wildfowler
Mon May 16, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: why does oregon put me 10m out?
Replies: 8
Views: 2211

Re: why does oregon put me 10m out?

...every time you change the batteries! ...turn it off then and save your batteries and time mucking about! Why spend the money on buying a GPS with a 3-axis digital compass then if you're not going to use it? #-o Mine works fine and I can calibrate in 20-30 seconds without any trouble. Also means ...
by wildfowler
Mon May 16, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: why does oregon put me 10m out?
Replies: 8
Views: 2211

Re: why does oregon put me 10m out?

Lots of useful info about the Oregon series can be found here - http://garminoregon.wikispaces.com/ Going from what you say the problem is I'd agree with others and guess the issue is either the maps but more probably the digital compass needs calibrated properly. Remember it needs calibrated every ...
by wildfowler
Thu May 12, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Landmark cache
Replies: 34
Views: 3481

Re: Landmark cache

Has anyone checked that you are actually allowed to walk in the Annalong Valley after the fires destroyed it? There was talk of walkers being asked to avoid the area to prevent any further environmental damage! Also is the cache still likely to be there? Going by this photo the area may be best left...
by wildfowler
Wed May 11, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Landmark cache
Replies: 34
Views: 3481

Re: Landmark cache

[-X :shock: [-X :shock:Tsk ... right - a Milkshake Event - Mournes Special. They only last 15 minutes and we can do what we like after. Bring your own shake ... job's a good 'un. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> I'll leave that one for you then Niall shall I? :lol:
by wildfowler
Wed May 11, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Landmark cache
Replies: 34
Views: 3481

Re: Landmark cache

(*) Disclaimer. Such an event would not be taking place in order to gather a group of cachers together with the express interest of finding a cache(s). Such a thing is against the rules, morally bankrupt and just not cricket. [-X It would be for the express purpose of having a picnic in a remote pa...
by wildfowler
Fri May 06, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Vroom Vroom
Topic: calling all caravanners
Replies: 14
Views: 5598

Re: calling all caravanners

The best thing to do with caravans!!! :twisted:

http://youtu.be/ZtztZz7A4xA
by wildfowler
Wed May 04, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Letterkenny
Replies: 31
Views: 3946

Re: Letterkenny

Daithi2004 wrote:It would be brilliant if it was a wee walk similar to the New Year Event.
And look how well that turned out.......... :roll:

I'm not towing another car half way home again! [-X

Saying that, I do like Glenveagh! :evil:
by wildfowler
Wed May 04, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Letterkenny
Replies: 31
Views: 3946

Re: Letterkenny

spy caleb wrote:walk in Glenveagh

Nobody said anything about a walk!!!!!! :shock:
by wildfowler
Tue May 03, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Fires In the Mournes
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Fires In the Mournes

If you need a hand with anything just ask!

Apart from the Miner's Hole! That one you can fix on your own! :roll:
by wildfowler
Tue May 03, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Vroom Vroom
Topic: calling all caravanners
Replies: 14
Views: 5598

Re: calling all caravanners

TeamHousty wrote:......... and drive a ford c-max (1.6tdci)..............
Did you never find a suitable Qashqai in the end?
by wildfowler
Tue May 03, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: 3g topup sim card
Replies: 43
Views: 9274

Re: 3g topup sim card

Hezekiah wrote:Whatever gave you that idea?? At €1500+ it's a snip!! :-x
Only when you drive them big fancy 4x4's! ;)

It does make my £250 for my Land Rover seem like a bargain! :)
by wildfowler
Tue May 03, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Letterkenny
Replies: 31
Views: 3946

Re: Letterkenny

dino wrote:
wildfowler wrote:Depending on the date I may even drag myself over to Donegal for the day! :mrgreen:
You'll need to re-apply for your Visa. I think your last one will have expired by now! ;)
Sure I'll sneak in the back door whilst no-one's looking! They'll hardly notice me at all! :roll:
by wildfowler
Tue May 03, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: 3g topup sim card
Replies: 43
Views: 9274

Re: 3g topup sim card

dino wrote:Considering how little is charged in NI for phone packages and data in particular please forgive me if I don't feel much sympathy for you :wink:
You'll be complaining about the car tax next! :wink:
by wildfowler
Tue May 03, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Letterkenny
Replies: 31
Views: 3946

Re: Letterkenny

Depending on the date I may even drag myself over to Donegal for the day! :mrgreen:
by wildfowler
Tue May 03, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Hilarious Geocoin story
Replies: 20
Views: 3605

Re: Hilarious Geocoin story

If you are interested in collecting shiney metal things perhaps consider Pathtags (see my avatar) They usually have a connection to the cacher that designed it and are much cheaper (and just as shiney!) as Geocoins. Not as much variation in terms of size and design though, and are not trackable in ...