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.

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Brandy Pad Wallking EVENT - Mourne Mountains

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Halywid Hunters
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Brandy Pad Wallking EVENT - Mourne Mountains

Post by Halywid Hunters » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:49 pm

In case anyone has missed it elsewhere, here’s ADVANCE NOTICE of the ‘Brandy Pad Walking Event’ in the Mourne Mountains, taking place on Saturday, 30th April 2016.

The Brandy Pad is a linear route of 7.5 miles (12 km), rising to a maximum height of 1650 feet (500 m) and taking in sights such as the Mourne Wall, Slieve Bernagh, Ben Crom, The Annalong Valley, The Castles, Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donard.

Attendees will have the opportunity of finding up to 20 caches 'along the way', including FTFs on a few new caches being published on the day to coincide with this event.

Free ‘CCTV covered’ parking, toilets, showers, café (see below), bunk room & family accommodation, plus camp site are all available at the STARTING POINT at MEELMORE LODGE. Contact details are as follows:

Phone: From NI: (028) 4372 6657 and from ROI: (048) 4372 6657

Opening hours for the ‘Hare’s Gap Café Bistro’ are:
Friday & Saturday: 08.30 – 20.30
Sunday: 08.30 – 19.00.

For full details on this EVENT, go to:

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