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 .

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Re: Competitions

Post by medic143 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:18 am

http://www.tantastic.co.uk/competition.asp

Lisa has entered the daily draw (one entry a week only) using four different email addresses and has won 4 times 3 pairs of flip flops and 1 tantastic product.

Either no one else is entering or everyones a winner.

Shes waiting on the product in the hope it has a promotional code so she can enter the cruise competition. :mrgreen:

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Re: Competitions

Post by Fjon » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:17 am

Well what do you know - I entered and have won a pair of flip flops too! They must have tons to give away.

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Re: Competitions

Post by abbeyackbar » Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:25 pm

Thanks for sharing Medic, I entered and won flip flops too!
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Re: Competitions

Post by miah505 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:33 pm

Woohoo! Won leg gel!!! Gonna have great legs out caching now! lol!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Competitions

Post by Blue Jay » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:56 pm

Well I entered weith 4 emaile addresses and cannot understand that I've only won 3 pairs of flip flops :lol:
Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Competitions

Post by medic143 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:05 am

http://www.goireland.com/win.htm

Bonus code is NEWSLETTER

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Re: Competitions

Post by Fjon » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:12 am

Anyone want a pair of pink flip flops? Not quite sure what I'm going to do with 2 pairs of them. :D

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Re: Competitions

Post by medic143 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:21 am

Fjon wrote:Anyone want a pair of pink flip flops? Not quite sure what I'm going to do with 2 pairs of them. :D
FTF prize on your next challenge cache ? :lol:

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Re: Competitions

Post by theswerve » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:12 pm

Listening to Q102 today and a very familiar voice popped up who knows their U2

Maybe i am wrong...but it did sound very familiar??????

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Re: Competitions

Post by abbeyackbar » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:41 pm

theswerve wrote:Listening to Q102 today and a very familiar voice popped up who knows their U2

Maybe i am wrong...but it did sound very familiar??????
That was me :D Can't believe you heard and recognised my voice. I'm still in shock. This is the first time I've actually won a radio grand finale after coming close so many times. This was the competition and prize : http://www.q102.ie/impossible
and here's the photos from the final:http://www.q102.ie/galleries/dublins-q1 ... ble/100754 It's a difficult Christmas this year because someone close to me passed away not long ago and I can't help but think I had help from above on this one O:) as I've never won a radio grand finale before, I was always pipped to the post, so it's nice to have something to look forward to next year.

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Re: Competitions

Post by Fjon » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:29 pm

That's brilliant, and what a great prize!
Congratulations on that, hopefully it will make this Christmas easier on you.
When's the trip?

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Re: Competitions

Post by Blue Jay » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:27 pm

That's fantastic Denise - very well done - enjoy. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Competitions

Post by Daithi2004 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:19 pm

Well done Denise. Hope you have a nice Christmas. Is there a podcast of the programme?

=D> =D> =D>

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Re: Competitions

Post by medic143 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:06 am

Well done =D> =D>

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Re: Competitions

Post by abbeyackbar » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:10 am

Fjon wrote:That's brilliant, and what a great prize!
Congratulations on that, hopefully it will make this Christmas easier on you.
When's the trip?
Thanks. I have no idea, I was told someone will be in touch with me soon.
Daithi2004 wrote:Well done Denise. Hope you have a nice Christmas. Is there a podcast of the programme?

=D> =D> =D>

David
No unfortunately, not that I've seen. I was looking but it seems you can only listen back to certain shows on Q102 not all of them which is strange. It was on the Dave Harrington show. I can only see Playback for The Scott Williams show and the Showbiz show. I can tell you it was intense, but before I got to being on radio there were several barriers to get through. There were 17 finalists at the beginning. We were split into three groups. In the group I was in we were shown a jar full of golf tees and we were asked to guess how many were in the jar. I guessed closest to the amt and went through to the next round with 2 others. The 3 of us were then asked to guess how many kilometres it was from Dublin to Dubai. If you guessed over the amount you were out, and one guy did so then there was 2 of us and we were brought in to the studio with the dj and asked music questions and it was sudden death so when he got a question wrong I just had to know the answer to the next question to win. You never doubt yourself so much even if you think you have the right answer. I'd love to hear it back but I just can't see it anywhere.
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Re: Competitions

Post by abbeyackbar » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:04 pm

Try your luck at this one:
Comp to win stay in Dublin
http://www.visitdublin.com/special_offe ... _in_Dublin
email entry
see terms and conditions
hopefully a geocacher wins it ;)
good luck!

Dun Laoghaire is the answer incase you don't know
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Re: Competitions

Post by MunsterFan » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:18 pm

Thanks. Entered!
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Re: Competitions

Post by medic143 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:01 am

Entered, thanks

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Re: Competitions

Post by abbeyackbar » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:16 pm

Tis the season for lots of competitions 8) here's one to win overnight stay in Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge Dublin
http://bewleyshotels.blogspot.ie/search ... results=45
email entry to fdixon@moranhotels.com this Friday after getting the daily answers from the questions posted on their facebook page. For more info see link above or visit their facebook page.

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Re: Competitions

Post by MunsterFan » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:21 pm

Just remember this bit of the conditions:

Just collect all of your answers everyday and send them in.

Do not share the answers on FACEBOOK!

2. You must be a fan on Facebook

3. You will also need to SHARE each clue everyday - only people who have shared all 5 posts will be considered for the prize.

The winner can enjoy a night in the beautiful Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge with breakfast, dinner in the Brasserie Restaurant with a complimentary bottle of wine. Prizes are non-transferable and are not authorized for further resale. Values of vouchers cannot be swapped for cash value.
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