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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Half Price IoM ferry

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Half Price IoM ferry

Post by Fjon » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:37 am

For anyone looking for a geocaching trip near home I can strongly recommend the Isle of Man.
There are a huge range of really excellent caches on the island including some of the best ones I've ever done.
The place is worth seeing too if you haven't been there already.

I noticed that until May 11th ferry tickets are half price (valid for travel all of 2012). With two adults and a car it works out at cheaper than flying, plus you don't have to factor in car rental prices!

Ferries go from Dublin and Belfast, as well as other destinations in England.

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Re: Half Price IoM ferry

Post by Spark_ie » Tue May 01, 2012 9:32 am

I would second Fjon's recommendation on the Isle of Man. Fantastic little place, with some really excellent caches!
I recommend the Coffee & Scone with clotted cream and jam from the small cottage cafe in Cregneash - Fab!
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