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

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Post by GoldCircle » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:37 pm

Hi Everyone,

I meant to start geocaching years ago, but never quite got round to it until 1 month ago - and I regret it bitterly now - never at home, never see my friends, always looking at that blasted KML map to see where I might go next... :D

I live in Dublin - and am systematically clearing the caches one by one - often bring the kids - little people are great for spotting magnetic nanos :) ; my work brings me round the world, so I'm looking forward to grabbing a few caches in odd places too... if only I'd started sooner.

Have a Garmin eTrex H to start me off.
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Post by Blue Jay » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:16 pm

Welcome to the forums & to geocaching - might see you at an event soon - New Years walk coming up on the 14th :D
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Post by abbeyackbar » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:48 am

Welcome to the forum GoldCircle :)
It's hard to think of all the places we've been to aswell BC (before caching ;)) but it's great to think of all the new places you'll get to see because of geocaching, even in areas you thought you knew well. It's fun to look at the map on geocaching.com of somewhere you've been, to see what caches are there, or what obscure places have a cache there like Antarctica or even the International Space Station!
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... wp=gc1be91
which you might find interesting.
Happy caching!

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Re: GoldCircle signing in

Post by Ericles » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:14 pm

GoldCircle wrote:...never at home, never see my friends... :D
That's Ok. This is a good spot to find new friends that will support your new addiction. 8) Welcome!

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Post by Cashub » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:29 pm

Welcome to the forums :)

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Re: GoldCircle signing in

Post by Daithi2004 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:45 pm

Welcome to the forum...
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Post by GoldCircle » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:20 pm

Thanks for the nice welcomes - won't make the 14th, as I'll be in the UK but hope to drop by the Chatty Cache.
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Post by GoldCircle » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:38 pm

Wow! just made my first FTF! =D>

For Harry Latham GC3AQJN
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Re: GoldCircle signing in

Post by Cashub » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:47 pm

gratz :)

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Post by abbeyackbar » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:57 pm

Well done 8)
Careful now, that can become addictive :lol:
You'll get the notification that a new cache has been published and you'll say to yourself so it's raining out, and it's night time and I've got a cold, and it's a few miles away...but It's FTF! and before you know it you're out the door and down the road before you realise....you forgot the GPSr! :lol: not that this ever happened to us of course ; )

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Re: GoldCircle signing in

Post by medic143 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:02 pm

Well done on the FTF but as Abbey says they can get addictive. I was walking down the Newry tow path at 0625 this morning looking for FTFs. Not wise really.

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Post by GoldCircle » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:40 am

I'm resisting the urge to become a premium member for now - for exactly that reason.

I have bookmarked a query on GC.com which lists the caches by placement date - and yet this FTF does not appear on that list. :?: I just spotted a new cache in Dalkey as I was looking at the map - I was dropping my niece somewhere nearby an was surprised I hadn't picked up this one when I did Bullock Harbour a few weeks ago - and then I realised it was just 1 day old... is the listing on GC.com perhaps not quite right - afterall, I'm still the only one who has signed the log - I'd have expected a little more activity after 3 days.
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Post by medic143 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:47 pm

When you list a cache you state the date the cache was placed. There is sometimes a delay between placement / review / publication.

If I remember when a cache is published for me I edit the placement date to match the publication. If the placement date is too distant from publication it won't appear as a new cache (I think).

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Post by albertw » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:55 pm

GoldCircle wrote:Wow! just made my first FTF! =D>

For Harry Latham GC3AQJN
Congratulations! I didn't think it would take long for someone to get the FTF on that!

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Post by albertw » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:58 pm

medic143 wrote:When you list a cache you state the date the cache was placed. There is sometimes a delay between placement / review / publication.

If I remember when a cache is published for me I edit the placement date to match the publication. If the placement date is too distant from publication it won't appear as a new cache (I think).
No such trickery on the cache ColdCircle talks about in Dalkey. I assume the lack of logs is just down to the rest of you being to lazy to look for it :lol:

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