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

Geocaching Newbie says Hi!

Feel free to join up and introduce yourself to the Irish Geocaching community. Don't be shy now...

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Geocaching Newbie says Hi!

Post by Treasure Hunter » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:41 pm

Hi all! Finally managed to find time to sign up to a Geocaching Forum after planning to do so for a long time.

I came across " Geocaching" in 2007 after receiving a postcard from a family in the U.S through "Postcrossing" who told me this was one of their hobbies. I googled it at the time and although I discovered what the activity was, there was not a whole lot of information on it. I couldn't find any reference at that time to it in Ireland....but 2/3 years ago I came across it again and when I googled it, I was very excited to see the whole thing had completely taken off over here.

Our family have recently relocated out of Dublin and as we are planning to do a bit more hill walking/ exploring with our young kids, I thought it would be a good idea to find out a bit more about Geocaching as I think it would be a fun activity to do as a family.
Any tips for a complete novice or any recommendations to what I should read before starting out on this adventure?
I am going to start reading through the forum properly after posting here.
I have googled some places I am familiar with and have discovered that there are caches hidden there. Some of the places I walk past on a regular basis so would love to try and discover one or two over the Summer! =D>

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Re: Geocaching Newbie says Hi!

Post by donnacha » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:29 pm

Hi!

Welcome to Geocaching! Most discussions take place on the facebook group these days so you might be better posting there, you will get a better response.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/geocachingireland/
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Re: Geocaching Newbie says Hi!

Post by Treasure Hunter » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:31 pm

Thanks Donnacha, I thought there seemed to be very little activity on here! Will check it out :-)

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