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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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New Years Resolution Event 2012 - 14/01/12

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Re: Geocaching Ireland New Years Resolution Event 2012

Post by Hezekiah » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:27 pm

wildfowler wrote::ot

Anyway enough about last years Ice Capades and back on topic to this year's event!

Has the car parking issue improved any in the Wicklow Mountain region? Especially for those of us with NI Reg cars?
The car park serving the area proposed is manned - if necessary, security could be provided by locals (complete with guard dog!)
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Re: Geocaching Ireland New Years Resolution Event 2012

Post by Spark_ie » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:17 am

Hezekiah wrote:
The car park serving the area proposed is manned - if necessary, security could be provided by locals (complete with guard dog!)
:lol: :skull
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Re: Geocaching Ireland New Years Resolution Event 2012

Post by donnacha » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:47 pm

I checked out Spinc and Glenaelo Valley today, and they seemed to have fixed the section that was closed. I did it in about 2hrs 15min. As there is two caches enroute, I think we'll go for this.
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Re: Geocaching Ireland New Years Resolution Event 2012

Post by beefy4605 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:15 pm

Hezekiah wrote:
The car park serving the area proposed is manned - if necessary, security could be provided by locals (complete with guard dog!)
Would these "locals" be selling geocaching related goods from the back of a truck as well ? :lol:
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Re: Geocaching Ireland New Years Resolution Event 2012

Post by kryten2x4p » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:10 pm

Got me another Renault Espace to replace the one damaged en route to the 2011 New Years Resolution Event. So i'm fairly sure I can say I will be going to the 2012 event.

:idea: If any cacher in the Greater Belfast/South Antrim area or within 5 miles of the A1/M1(E01) route south wants a lift to and from the event location, I will all too happily oblige them. Just drop me a message or post a reply.

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Re: Geocaching Ireland New Years Resolution Event 2012

Post by Hezekiah » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:02 pm

beefy4605 wrote:
Hezekiah wrote:
The car park serving the area proposed is manned - if necessary, security could be provided by locals (complete with guard dog!)
Would these "locals" be selling geocaching related goods from the back of a truck as well ? :lol:
Whatever gave rise to that idea?? :-k :-k :twisted:
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Re: Geocaching Ireland New Years Resolution Event 2012

Post by Blue Jay » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:25 pm

What date are you thinking of Donnacha?
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Geocaching Ireland New Years Resolution Event 2012

Post by donnacha » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:59 pm

It will be the usual second Saturday. That falls on Jan 14th this year.
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Re: Geocaching Ireland New Years Resolution Event 2012

Post by kryten2x4p » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:20 pm

...so that means Friday will be the 13th :? Could be an unlucky omen for some :twisted: , maybe.

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Re: Geocaching Ireland New Years Resolution Event 2012

Post by Cashub » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:06 pm

I just can't wait to it :)
I heard legends about the new year's events! :)

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Re: Geocaching Ireland New Years Resolution Event 2012

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Re: New Years Resolution Event 2012 - 14/01/12

Post by Zalgariath » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:08 pm

Well not sure how this happened... but I should make this?! :shock:

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Re: New Years Resolution Event 2012 - 14/01/12

Post by dino » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:39 pm

Barring any last minute natural or family disasters I should be attending this event, my favourite each year 8-)

I may even have wangled a way of getting work to pay my mileage expenses as far as Dublin :-o

Hopefully see lots of you there :)

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Re: New Years Resolution Event 2012 - 14/01/12

Post by SargeNI » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:38 pm

I had hoped to get down to this as the event is always great fun - sorry kryten2x4p, I wasn't making reference to last years events, but I'm going on holidays next week and have just too much to do this weekend in preparation for getting away.

Have a great time everyone - I'm sure everything will go well as Donnacha organises a great event.
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Re: New Years Resolution Event 2012 - 14/01/12

Post by Daithi2004 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:26 am

Hi all, I am in the local panto as Backstage crew and even though I had ask for time off unfortunately due to being short staffed due to flus, colds etc..., I have to stay. Have a good day.
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Re: New Years Resolution Event 2012 - 14/01/12

Post by Blue Jay » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:24 am

Any plans for a 2013 New Year's event? [-o< [-o< [-o<
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Re: New Years Resolution Event 2012 - 14/01/12

Post by kryten2x4p » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:54 am

Donnacha is in Japan so it may be up to Hezekiah or someone else to create one for 2013. Why don't you contact Donnacha and see if there has been any ideas bandied about.

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Re: New Years Resolution Event 2012 - 14/01/12

Post by Blue Jay » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:16 am

When did he go to Japan? I met him at a cache last week ........
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Re: New Years Resolution Event 2012 - 14/01/12

Post by kryten2x4p » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:26 am

Sorry. I was thinking of Daraconn. Got them mixed up I think! LOL

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Re: New Years Resolution Event 2012 - 14/01/12

Post by dino » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:25 pm

kryten2x4p wrote:Sorry. I was thinking of Daraconn. Got them mixed up I think! LOL
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