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

Alo!

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

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Alo!

Post by Team_Astrostar » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:09 am

Team_Astrostar here!
Alright the name started off as a joke when I brought some friends on the day I started caching, but I guess it's going to stick around, even though half the time it's just either me or two of us.

I have to say i'm hooked on caching whenever the job or college isn't draining my free time. I have literally been hiking through Howth at 10am in the most hung over states looking for caches ("oddball" made 5 peoples day simultaneously) and I wouldn't take a second of it back.

I'm also pleased to see that caches have been kept alive for so many years, and new ones are being added all the time. I even have some decent placement ideas myself, taking massive inspiration from some very entertaining and well thought out caches I have come across of course!

That's it for my intro, I look forward to bumping into some of you at 4am at a cache fighting for a FTF!

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Re: Alo!

Post by MunsterFan » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:43 am

Welcome to the madness.

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Re: Alo!

Post by Blue Jay » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:51 am

Welcome & enjoy :D
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Re: Alo!

Post by dino » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:13 am

Welcome to the forums :)
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: Alo!

Post by pookeen » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:02 pm

Hi fairly new on here myself. It's cool though. :D

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Re: Alo!

Post by Team_Astrostar » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:35 am

Sure is! Took me a couple of months before getting around to registering on the forums though. oops.

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Re: Alo!

Post by TXLiz » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:43 am

:hi Howdy from Austin,TX
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