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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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 cyclinoliv » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:00 am

Hello everyone,

I'm new to geocaching. I started about three days ago to spend a good time with my three kids (6, 8 & 10). They've been loving it, and so have I. We live in Lusk, North Co. Dublin. We have mostly been looking for local caches so far. Our current score stands at 8. We've been stumped a couple of times, but we've also made good progress on some multi-caches.

My favorite so far is the 1st stage of the Kilcrea Gate. This one was pure genius! I've had no luck with the 2nd stage because of the amount of vegetation around the building. I need to play with my doors and windows counts, as I think I mistook a door for a window! :-)

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Re: Hello!

Post by Tmsr » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:00 pm

Welcome aboard - plenty of help available on the forum if you do get stuck. No shortage of caches in the wider area for you too!

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Re: Hello!

Post by Doug.G » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:49 pm

Hope you enjoy it. Next step is to give a collective name to your geo-kids... The mini-cycles?!

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Re: Hello!

Post by cyclinoliv » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:43 pm

Minicycles it is!

3 more caches today. I'm trying to keep it entertaining so we're going after the larger ones to make sure there's something to trade. We netted He-Man's Revenge, Swords Tower, and Must Love Trains. The story behind this last one is sad. The minicycles were touched by James' story. They were still talking about it tonight.

We had a go at Malahide Demense but didn't find it. As we were about to leave, I spotted someone approaching. He was "lost" in the back of the woods looking at his phone for directions. I approached him and asked if he too was a geocacher. He was surprised. At first he hesitated but he eventually acknowledged. We looked again for the cache for another ten minutes. The kids were growing impatient, so I decided to leave for good. Looking at the logs, I think our friend (apparently CuriousPlanet) eventually found it.
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Re: Hello!

Post by cyclinoliv » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:07 pm

…and since the person on the picture attached to the last log entry looks nothing like our friend, I have to assume he is not CuriousPlanet, and he might not have found the cache.
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Re: Hello!

Post by TXLiz » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:08 am

Howdy :hi from Austin, TX
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Re: Hello!

Post by fitzet » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:03 pm

cyclinoliv wrote:We live in Lusk, North Co. Dublin. We have mostly been looking for local caches so far .. We've been stumped a couple of times
Given where you live, a lot of local caches will have been placed by Windsocker. Those caches don't give themselves up easily. On the other hand, if you can hone the skill of fiinding Windsocker caches, others will be a doddle 8).

Best of luck ;)

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Re: Hello!

Post by AquaC » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:52 pm

Welcome and enjoy the fun, I just started out a couple of months ago myself

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Re: Hello!

Post by Blue Jay » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:53 am

Welcome. They're a friendly bunch here if you need any help.
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