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

Newbie Here!!

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

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Mollybird79
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Newbie Here!!

Post by Mollybird79 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:38 pm

hey everyone.
Firstly i cannot believe this has been going on for years!!! Just found out about this 2 weeks ago in work. we went looking for two geocaches in dublin city centre with some of the service users in work yesterday and couldn't find any of them but the craic was only mighty. Found my first one at home today and think i will seriously love this.

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donnacha
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Re: Newbie Here!!

Post by donnacha » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:06 am

Welcome along, any questions just ask!
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Re: Newbie Here!!

Post by Blue Jay » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:03 pm

Welcome - enjoy the game
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Re: Newbie Here!!

Post by gilgameshepic » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:03 pm

Hi and welcome. Hope you continue to enjoy the game.
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