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

Driving to the top..

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Serapis
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Driving to the top..

Post by Serapis » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:29 pm

I was near Mt Leinster last weekenk and noticed that it is possible to drive to very near the top....so what is the hightest point in Ireland that it is possible to drive to on a tarred road in your average family car? What is the highest point accessible in a 4 x 4 on a trail for example? Just wondering :?: :?:

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Re: Driving to the top..

Post by daraconn » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:21 pm

I've driven to the top of Kippure a few times. 2475 feet (I learned that one in feet and not metres, so you can do the conversion yourself!) Sadly the gate is locked these days and you can't do that anymore.

The nearby road over the Featherbed is over 1700 feet if I remember rightly. I don't know how high you can drive in other parts of the country.

Highest I've ever driven is 2400 metres on the Fuji Skyline route.
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