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

Hello

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

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Hello

Post by backbone_irl » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:11 pm

Hi everyone.

Having been part of the scouts movement on and off for over 20 years, I have had a few run-ins with geocaching over the years, but never anything serious.

A couple if weekends ago I did decided to get back into it and remembered how much fun it is! Went off to get one of the most basic garmins... Love finding the caches the old fashioned way.

There seems to be a decent community in Ireland (I am from Luxembourg myself, but have been living here for over 10 years) How many active people are on the forum?

Anyway, just saying hello!

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Re: Hello

Post by Blue Jay » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:49 pm

Hi there - welcome back & welcome to the forum - Lots of scouts and ex scouting people here.

The Facebook page is pretty active too. Look for Geocaching Ireland (tends to be mostly southern Ireland) - there's also Emerald Isle cachers ( tends to be mostly Northern Ireland) - although a few of us are on both. :D

Events are a good way to meet other cachers too. There's several coming up all over the country - May 4th being a big day with events all over the country.
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Re: Hello

Post by mr.-oda » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:46 pm

Welcome, where about in the country are you if I may ask?
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Re: Hello

Post by backbone_irl » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:36 pm

Great thanks! joined the Facebook group. I will try to make it for one of the events in May, sounds interesting.

I live in Dublin - Cabinteely.

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Re: Hello

Post by Hezekiah » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:16 pm

Welcome aboard - and be prepared! :D
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