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

Escape from Ireland's Eye

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Escape from Ireland's Eye

Post by abbeyackbar » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:22 pm

Incase anyone is interested in seeing it, the Escape from Ireland's Eye is an open water swim from Ireland's Eye to Claremont beach in Howth. It's held every year. This year it's on at 9am, July 14th. Pretty cool sight to behold, so many people swimming out from the island. Binoculars recommended! but not necessary of course :)

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Re: Escape from Ireland's Eye

Post by Mini-Tap » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:17 pm

Wouldn't the binoculars get wet?

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Re: Escape from Ireland's Eye

Post by Mini-Tap » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:18 pm

Actually i just saw the date abbeys post went up, looks like i took ages coming up with that! D'oh

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