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 and looking for suggestions.

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

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team_vinje
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Hello and looking for suggestions.

Post by team_vinje » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:55 pm

My wife and I are going to be in Ireland on vacation in May (from Canada) and wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions on favorite or unique geocaches as we will have to preload them. The route we will be on is Dublin - Galway - Killarney - Cork - KilKenny.
Very nice site by the way. Team_Vinje

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Doug.G
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Re: Hello and looking for suggestions.

Post by Doug.G » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:27 am

If you want something truly special, then go for the 2nd Crystal Maze cache:
#2 The Crystal Maze
by Bilbos Apprentice
http://coord.info/GC5N96E
It is a one-stage multi with the final being one of the finest caches in Ireland. It is relatively new, but is receiving a steady flow of favourite points from experienced local cachers.

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Re: Hello and looking for suggestions.

Post by Blue Jay » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:53 pm

Here's a link to a bookmark list I did to help tourists, on some caches around the greater Dublin area. There are many more worthwhile ones that aren't mentioned but it might help to make a start

http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/vie ... 0df3f45c2e
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Doug.G
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Re: Hello and looking for suggestions.

Post by Doug.G » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:08 pm

Just spotted this awesome gadget-multi... if you happen to be in Minnesota that is.

http://youtu.be/6qf2joT6EM8

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