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

Newbie From East Antrim

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

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cerbera147

Newbie From East Antrim

Post by cerbera147 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:01 pm

Hi all,

Just started geocaching and am having great fun so far. :D

Got my first few with my Tomtom sat nav then invested in a Garmin Dakota 10 to help me along. What a great gadget, it has helped me find most of the caches in the Larne area =D>

Hoping to increase my number found and maybe meet a few of you out on the hunt :D

Dan

barraseaclaid

Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by barraseaclaid » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:12 pm

he he tom i was in the same boat about two months ago now and the bug hit me!

I dont know what maps you got with your unit but a bit of advice from one newbie to another get yourself the emerald isle maps for your dakota they are decent maps and dont cost a red cent!

cerbera147

Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by cerbera147 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:26 pm

Hi,

No maps came with the Dakota :( Downloaded these http://talkytoaster.info/ukmaps.htm

They work quite well. First thing I did was sign up as a Premium member with Geocaching.com :)

Now where can I find these Emerald Isle Maps and do they cover the North?

barraseaclaid

Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by barraseaclaid » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:32 pm

http://emerald-island.eu/wikka/GpsMap

hope it helps and check out the SMC contour maps!

hey next time im up at home in Dundalk fancy a spin around some caches around the border?

barraseaclaid

cerbera147

Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by cerbera147 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:45 pm

Thanks for the site =D> I'll certainly take a look :)

Let me know next time you're up that far and hopefully I can be close by :)

Donmoore

Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by Donmoore » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:44 pm

Welcome to the mad house, you can clearly see if you read some of the recent threads on this forum how mad people go when out caching.

I hope you get well hooked and get to meet some of the nutters too.

Cache You Later

Step_7

Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by Step_7 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:13 pm

Welcome aboard! 8)

Plenty to get you started around Larne - Ive been meaning to get back to Islandmagee myself to finish off the "12 Days of Christmas" :D

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Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by Frezeluberz » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:41 am

Hello!! :D

Careful now ... it can be addictive :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by TeamHousty » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:38 am

Frezeluberz wrote:Hello!! :D

Careful now ... it can be addictive :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
And you have you first hand experience of that addiction :search

Welcome

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Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by dino » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:53 am

Welcome to the forum :mrgreen:
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

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Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by Frezeluberz » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:56 am

TeamHousty wrote:
And you have you first hand experience of that addiction :search

Welcome
Me??
No!! No!! =; :- :-
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cerbera147

Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by cerbera147 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:06 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome =D>

This is one addiction I'll be happy to be involved in :D

Can't wait to hide my first cache. After reading other threads I'm going to hold off until I find 25 - 30 caches before hiding it :)

No doubt I'll be looking for some tips closer to the time :D

Dan

Zoe andDaddy

Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by Zoe andDaddy » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:42 am

Hi Dan,

Welcome to the addiction, but its loads of fun.

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Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by Blue Jay » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:49 pm

Welcome - Enjoy :D
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Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by NaDoohans » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:12 pm

Welcome :D

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Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by SargeNI » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:38 pm

Hi Dan

Nice to see your tally of caches coming along :D
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Re: Newbie From East Antrim

Post by LordSoth » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:40 pm

Hi Dan,

from one addict to another - Welcome!!

John 8)

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