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

Temporary Hi

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

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Team Vorst
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Temporary Hi

Post by Team Vorst » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:15 pm

Hi all,

some of you may already know me from the last event in Dublin. My name is Christoph and I am one part of "Team Vorst" which basically consists of my girlfriend and me. We are caching since July'11.

I am a visiting PhD student from Germany currently researching at Trinity College. I really enjoy the time in Dublin but will leave again in the beginning of June. That's why "temporary" :-)

We usually do all our caches by foot or bicycle resulting in awesome 25km walks on Howth peninsula. I prefer high terrain caches with lots of climbing and puzzle caches for the homework. I am using a Garmin Edge 705 bike computer for navigation and accuracy and a HTC Desire S Android phone with c:geo for the rest in the field.

As I have done all the nearby caches I am currently planning to place my FIRST own caches here in Dublin. Might be a bit experimental but we'll see.. :-) I also found someone who will maintain them after I left. Thanks!

Hope to see some of you guys around!

Christoph

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