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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Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by mr.-oda » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:56 pm

Is it close to one of your caches? Maybe Uppercourt Manor in Freshford
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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by Tmsr » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:58 pm

Spot on Mr. Oda - Uppercourt it is - fine house and grounds and food available too at weekends.
Cache is Freshford Found opposite the lower entrance to the estate. Apologies about delay in confirming your answer - real life intervenes sometimes ( although it really shouldn't interfere with Geo matters).
Over to you!

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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by mr.-oda » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:33 pm

So where is this :?: #-o #-o #-o
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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by Serapis » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:37 pm

I think this is Knockelly Castle in Co Tipp. I remember it not because of the castle, but because there was a horse looking over the gate at my searching attempts.

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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by mr.-oda » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:06 pm

Don't remember any horses, but you are definitely right about it being Knockelly Castle
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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by Tmsr » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:26 pm

Hi Bren?
You still out there?

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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by Serapis » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:21 pm

Sorry, went AWOL there, where are we? OK a castle....
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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by mr.-oda » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:17 pm

Kilkenny Castle, and the caches would be The Colles Horse Through and Castle View?
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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by Tmsr » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:04 pm

Definitely right..not the most challenging one that Serapis has thrown at us!

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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by Serapis » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:44 pm

Yes indeedy Mr Oda....would you like to come to my birthday and have a go on my bouncy castle :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: (Louth-Monaghan accent).



(To long on the road listening to commerical radio.....I'm sorry) :roll: :roll:

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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by mr.-oda » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:09 am

I am not the bouncy castle man, and being a Dane I wouldn't know a Louth-Monaghan accent from another.
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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by Blue Jay » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:36 pm

Are you Danish? ;)
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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by mr.-oda » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:41 pm

Yes Blue Jay, I am not from Germany
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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by Blue Jay » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:23 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by mr.-oda » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:07 pm

In the first room he saw a dog with eyes as big as tea cups - have a look at this on BJ.
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Where?
#-o #-o #-o :shock: :shock: #-o #-o #-o
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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by Tmsr » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:10 pm

Impressive looking but unfamiliar - any hints?

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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by mr.-oda » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:43 pm

It is a fairly popular cache, but I would never have heard of this fantastic place if it hadn't been for the cache.
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Post by Spark_ie » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:04 pm

Rock of Dunamase - Aoife's Dowry
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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by mr.-oda » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:48 pm

=D> to Spark =D>
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Re: Photo Game: Name that Castle cache!

Post by Tmsr » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:52 am

Couldn't believe that...it looks much flatter on the approach and wider than I remember. Kicking myself that I couldn't recognise one we've been to!
Took us a while to find Aoife's Dowry on way to a Dublin hurling match in Portlaoise last June Must be because spark.ie was there more recently!

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