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

Donegal dude looking for a GPS

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

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Donegal dude looking for a GPS

Post by StarADean » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:48 pm

Hi Guys
Ive just discovered Geocaching and have fallen in love with the idea, I cant wait to get out caching :D Obviously I need a GPS Ive tried getting some apps and things for my android but Im guessing my phone just sucks, so if any of ya'll on here have some cheap second hand starter GPS handsets for sale gimmie a shout Id really appreciate it, cant wait to get out on the trail of caches, and to get involved in this awesome community :)

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Re: Donegal dude looking for a GPS

Post by pookeen » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:55 pm

Hi. I dont know much about the Android but I started with the Geocaching app on the iPhone and find it pretty good.
I would get a GPS for when you start hiding your own though for more accurate coordinates.

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Re: Donegal dude looking for a GPS

Post by MunsterFan » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:31 pm

What phone have you got, that will determine whether or not it is worthwhile pursuing the app road.
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Re: Donegal dude looking for a GPS

Post by StarADean » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:22 pm

Hey guys thanks for your replies. My phone is a Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini I downloaded a few apps for it but to no avail, also my phone is pay as you go top up not bill phone therefore i cant be online when away from my wifi at home for very long without using up all my cred, and any apps that seemed to work without the aid of internet didnt seem to be very reliable?

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Re: Donegal dude looking for a GPS

Post by MunsterFan » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:38 pm

Login to your account that you have synced with your phone (eg GMail) and then click this link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... geocaching

You can load caches in the area you are going to while at home and then use the stored details to find the tupperware, if you have tried this app already then let me know and I'll think of something else.

Maps can be loaded on the phone so that you don't need to use a data connection, if you want to know how to do this drop me a PM.

I use this app everytime I am out, I do have a data plan but whilst on holiday this year I turned off the data and used stored caches only.
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Re: Donegal dude looking for a GPS

Post by StarADean » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:40 am

Thanks thats great, Ill give this a whirl tomorrow :)

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