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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Doing well do far...

Talk about events

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Doing well do far...

Post by THE_Chris » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:16 pm

SEVEN events scheduled in Ireland now =D> Is that a record??

WWFM X - Belfast, NI. May the 4th be With You!
WWFM X - Dublin, Ireland. May the 4th be With You!
Cache In Trash Out Event Dodder Valley CITO 2013, Dublin, Ireland
Cache In Trash Out Event CITO Holy Well 3 Tobar Phadraic
From 90-270-falen to Ireland
Milestone Celebration Event
Milkshake Event #024

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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by mr.-oda » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:20 pm

Meet & Greet - Kinvara 2013
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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by abbeyackbar » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:15 pm

When's the next Cache n'Coffee Chris? :D You could make it 9 events then 8)
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Post by THE_Chris » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:35 am

haha I hadn't even thought of it to be honest, with all that are on! Must get plans in motion with Blue Jay :D

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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by THE_Chris » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:10 pm

Surely this HAS to be the only time that there are ten event caches scheduled in Ireland?

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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by Blue Jay » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:53 pm

There's also:
GC42AOE -Meet & Greet - Kinvara 2013
GC4597Y -Corran Tuathail on our minds
GC45TBH - Easter Eggstravaganza VI

So as of tonight there's 8 events & 2 CITO's planned.
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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by dino » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:00 pm

There are currently 12 events planned for Ireland!!!!!!
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Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by THE_Chris » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:48 am

Up to 13 with the fourth CITO added! And a fourteenth (very quick, simple one in a new venue that everyone knows) that I'm planning.

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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by GoldCircle » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:19 am

Swedish Breakfast ( I assume you'll be having the herring???) and now The Dutch are coming now too - there must be something in the air... (sure as hell ain't spring, though...)
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Post by THE_Chris » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:25 pm

I've got my eye on a good fryup and some cake I can promise you that!

Ennis has been added too, while I'm away unfortunately or I'd go to that one too. Theres a good few caches in the town now.

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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by Tmsr » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:41 pm

Hoping to make a flying visit for Swedish breakfast- won't have time for any flat pack assembly as I've posts to set up for a match in Firhouse at 11.30.
Kids are keen to try organise our own Dublin area event in early July and kicking around ideas- is there any process other than submission to reviewer? Any one else to clear it with?
Thanks for any advice /feedback, tmsr

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Post by Blue Jay » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:19 pm

You must give minimum of 2 weeks notice - so if you want verification of anything build that into your time frame. A quick email to a reviewer will clear up any worries you have or let you know what's allowed or not. Or ask any questions here on the "Ask the reviewer" spot. Feel free to email me either :D
Make sure you have nothing "commercial" :D
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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by abbeyackbar » Thu May 30, 2013 12:21 am

'Only' 4 upcoming events now :o
and the next Dublin one isn't for 3wks, AND if I can't make that one it will be a month before I attend another event!
Having had the pleasure of attending a succession of events the last few months it will be weird to have such a long break between events :lol: :lol: :lol:
So, anyone got any events planned?

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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by THE_Chris » Thu May 30, 2013 6:18 am

Withdrawal will be kicking in!

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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by Mini-Tap » Thu May 30, 2013 8:30 pm

Im planning one for Dungarvan within the next 6 weeks. I want to submit it as soon as possible. Note to self: get cracking Tap

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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by Blue Jay » Fri May 31, 2013 12:14 am

I was thinking of a forest walk in Cavan/Monaghan in late July. A Saturday - possibly the 20th - would there be much interest in such an outing?
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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by dino » Fri May 31, 2013 5:13 am

If I'm off work I'll be there :)
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by THE_Chris » Fri May 31, 2013 9:04 am

Blue Jay wrote:I was thinking of a forest walk in Cavan/Monaghan in late July. A Saturday - possibly the 20th - would there be much interest in such an outing?
Definitely! I'd beg you to not do the 20th though, as I don't think I could make it :(

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Re: Doing well do far...

Post by Hezekiah » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:23 pm

Enjoy! I'll be in the Pyrenees, thinking of you................... :twisted:
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Post by dino » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:35 am

I can make the 20th but not any other so looks like you need to choose between Chris and myself ;)
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

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