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

Heya

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

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Heya

Post by diosma1 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:06 pm

Hello there, my name is Connor and I'm 12 from Nenagh in Co. Tipp!! You might know me (well you would know me) as diosma1, I attended the Bray CITO last week, and found 8 caches there, a new record in a day for me! Well first off, if you're ever in Nenagh, do let me know if you would like to meet me to go geocaching with you (there are 5 geocaches in Nenagh), or just to meet up.

Well I am fully reliant on public transport to take me places, whether it'd be by bus or train, it's usually the way I go. Not much bus service from here but at least there's a bus to Limerick where there are connections to lots of places! Any recommended caches for me in Co. Tipp and maybe I could do them at some point...

Thanks very much for reading, and I hope that I will love the forum!

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Re: Heya

Post by donnacha » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:10 pm

Hi Connor. Welcome to the forums. Please do not meet people you don't know (geocachers or others) without your parents or guardians being present.
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Re: Heya

Post by diosma1 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:02 am

donnacha wrote:Hi Connor. Welcome to the forums. Please do not meet people you don't know (geocachers or others) without your parents or guardians being present.
Don't worry I don't go to events with my aunt or my mum! Hope to be doing this for a long time so I might in the future but not now.

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Re: Heya

Post by sarahmur » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:24 am

Hi Connor!
Nice to meet you and your aunt last weekend, I'm glad you had fun at the CITO :)
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