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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Claw

Post by Serapis » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:39 am

I was searching for a cache recently at a pretty and secluded beach in East Cork: Ring Strand http://coord.info/GC42M2C
I happened upon this 'claw' on the beach - which made me wonder what size of a creature it was attached to. :shock: :shock:
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Re: Claw

Post by Blue Jay » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:41 am

Have no clue - but I bet it would be scary :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Claw

Post by TXLiz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:26 am

That's a huge Lobster claw or maybe just a micro foot next to it. :roll:
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Re: Claw

Post by GoldCircle » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:55 pm

The Irish/ European clawed lobster (Homarus gammarus) may be your answer.

Someone get me a bib and a lump hammer! :D

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Re: Claw

Post by mr.-oda » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:51 pm

Doesn't look like a lobster claw though, seems a bit shorter and fatter
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Re: Claw

Post by TXLiz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:08 pm

Looked like a lobester claw to me.. maybe a little weathered.
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Re: Claw

Post by Mini-Tap » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:12 pm

Brendan, I am not 100% sure, but i am nearly certain its a crab claw, from the Irish Brown Crab.

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Re: Claw

Post by TXLiz » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:12 am

Well....I'm 99% certain it's a Lobster claw! [-(

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