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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Hi from North Wexford

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

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Hi from North Wexford

Post by Aerial Man » Tue May 01, 2012 4:47 pm

Hi my name is Myles, I'm from near Gorey, Co. Wexford, i was only introduced to Geocaching last week when my sister accidently found a cache near the obelisk in Maynooth! I have cached 6 so far and one DNF (but I'll try again!) I'm already hooked to Geocaching!!!

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Re: Hi from North Wexford

Post by Fjon » Tue May 01, 2012 5:09 pm

Welcome along! There's some nice geocaching to be done around Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny, not to mention a lot of hillwalking caches all over Wicklow!

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Re: Hi from North Wexford

Post by Spark_ie » Tue May 01, 2012 5:48 pm

Hehe, funny story! Sounds like you've taken to it like a duck to water!

Welcome to the crew!
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Re: Hi from North Wexford

Post by medic143 » Tue May 01, 2012 7:35 pm

Welcome to geocaching and the forums. You live in a great spot for caching, some good ones down in the SE.

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Re: Hi from North Wexford

Post by dino » Tue May 01, 2012 8:46 pm

Welcome to the forum :)
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And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
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Re: Hi from North Wexford

Post by Aerial Man » Tue May 01, 2012 9:10 pm

haha i cant believe ive never heard of it before now! I would have been geocaching for years, i have been to a load of nice places around Wicklow and Kilkenny, especially last summer, and climbed Croghan a month ago.... completely oblivious of the cache metres away! Im in college in Dublin at the moment so I will be striking a few off the list between study. Hope the weather improves!

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Re: Hi from North Wexford

Post by Jonathanwpurvis » Tue May 01, 2012 9:30 pm

Hi there

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Re: Hi from North Wexford

Post by Blue Jay » Tue May 01, 2012 10:23 pm

Hi and welcome :D
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Re: Hi from North Wexford

Post by TXLiz » Wed May 02, 2012 12:50 am

:hi Howdy from Austin, TX
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Re: Hi from North Wexford

Post by MunsterFan » Wed May 02, 2012 8:33 pm

Welcome to the madness and don't forget to cache down here in Munster too.
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Re: Hi from North Wexford

Post by Aerial Man » Thu May 03, 2012 11:00 am

Thanks for the welcomes everyone! Ha I was planning to spend a few days around west Cork and maybe Kerry or Clare during the summer (if we get one :roll: ) Any particularly interesting Caches that you would suggest visiting MunsterFan?

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Re: Hi from North Wexford

Post by MunsterFan » Thu May 03, 2012 12:33 pm

Well Wesht Cork is a big place. What general area?

To start here is a short & incomplete list:

http://coord.info/GC2E17T
Ireland's Most Southerly is a must if you are in the area.

http://coord.info/GCNB73
Sheep's Head is a good one, long walk mind but if on the Sheep's Head peninsula you should also check out:

http://coord.info/GC1Q2ZG
Crimea. Another bit of a walk but interesting sights.

http://coord.info/GC6689
The Flying Dutchman. An ammo can cache placed back in 2002.

http://coord.info/GC2Z24A
Finn McCool's Seat. You will have to pass by this to get to Flying Dutchman, no point in passing it... like I did as my GPSr had an outdated pocket query.

Kerry have not yet ventured into so I cannot say but I can't not mention Corran Tuathail (Ireland's Highest Cache) http://coord.info/GCJ39P but must stress that is not one to be tackled alone.


There are also Premium Member caches (not many) in the area here is an example of one.

http://coord.info/GC2GZ1W (Premium Member)
Castle Island Cache in Lough Hyne is on my to do list, need a canoe or row boat as you need a permit for anything with an engine.

Enjoy and keep your eyes and ears open whilst caching.

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Re: Hi from North Wexford

Post by Blue Jay » Mon May 07, 2012 3:57 pm

Hi. Any cache by spark__ie is worth doing. As is Kells Bay in Kerry
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Re: Hi from North Wexford

Post by Aerial Man » Wed May 09, 2012 10:59 am

Im on my tenth cache now ha on double digits :D, most of them thanks to Bootle! I will have a look alright when i head down to kerry for the few days, thanks everyone for the welcome and the advice.

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