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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Mad events

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Mad events

Post by abbeyackbar » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:57 am

While looking at the profiles of the attendees of an upcoming event
http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC4X ... 800bf8c05b
I came across this:
http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC4W ... 78c0c04aaf (check out the Gallery photos!)
So hands up who is up for an event like this over here :wink: :lol:
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Re: Mad events

Post by MunsterFan » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:58 am

Looks great... Now just where do we source a frozen over lake?
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Re: Mad events

Post by abbeyackbar » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:42 am

It's a polar plunge into ice cold water. Plenty of that around Ireland and plenty of willing participants too from what I've heard. Anyone tried the 40ft on Chrstmas Day? I haven't but I imagine it's very cold. I don't know if the people who do it are crazy or brave. Probably a bit of both! :lol: I know one thing for sure, they're fun!
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Re: Mad events

Post by sarahmur » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:27 am

There's a New Year's Day swim in Bray every year.... wouldn't do it for love nor money. The thoughts of it alone makes me cold :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mad events

Post by fitzet » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:40 pm

abbeyackbar wrote:Anyone tried the 40ft on Chrstmas Day? I haven't but I imagine it's very cold. I don't know if the people who do it are crazy or brave. Probably a bit of both!
For many years I was an active participant in the Christmas Day swim at the Clontarf Baths. Although I was sad when the Baths closed down, I was glad of the opportunity to call an end to that strain of madness. Last year, my son picked up the figurative torch and took part in his first Christmas Day swim, off the beach in Portmarnock.

For me, participating in a flashmob event, like "May the Fourth be with you" would constitute a mad event 8) !

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Re: Mad events

Post by GoldCircle » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:29 pm

I think the gallery photos here are in the same league... http://www.geocaching.com/seek/gallery. ... 64a6a372de
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Re: Mad events

Post by Doug.G » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:18 am

The Good Wife and two of her friends did the Forty Foot a couple of Christmases ago while wearing bikinis!! Remember the year when there was snow everywhere... that was the year! Nutters!

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Re: Mad events

Post by Tmsr » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:45 am

Happy to volunteer the juniorcachers for this one, and I will take the photos...

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