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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I never thought I'd see the day ...

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I never thought I'd see the day ...

Post by Gerpod1 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:47 am

If all goes to plan I will meet my quadruple challenge on 5 April (for the uninitiated that's 1,000/ 366/ 100/ 81). But that's not the surprise. The surprise is that (a) I am posting on the forum and (b) I am planning an event to mark the occasion.

Nothing fancy (no watercraft or overnights), but using up the 5 April slot that AbbeyAckbar so recently vacated.

Watch this, or a similar space.

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Post by abbeyackbar » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:53 pm

Fantastic! :D That will be an amazing achievement and very worthy of celebration 8) Looking forward to it :)
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Post by Blue Jay » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:14 pm

Excellent. I look forward to more info too. :D
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Post by Doug.G » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:16 am

So as an Event Name, it's:
"Gerpod's 1547 Milestone Event"?
...(1000+81+366+100)

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Re: I never thought I'd see the day ...

Post by Gerpod1 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:32 am

Not quite. A little more magnanimous (insert smilie when I figure out how to do it on the phone). On the. 'More details' side, I'm thinking of the Dropping Well at six.

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Post by THE_Chris » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:12 pm

That sounds good. It'll also allow the more suicidal among us the tempting prospect of hitting the Ballywalter CITO that morning too.

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I never thought I'd see the day ...

Post by Doug.G » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:43 pm

In the spirit of all things Deer-Park... does the Dropping Well do over-night accommodation? ;-)

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Post by Gerpod1 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:17 pm

No. But I have a spare room and could do with some extra cash (or is that cache?) ;) 8) (think I figured out the smilies :lol: )

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Post by THE_Chris » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:55 pm

Doug.G wrote:In the spirit of all things Deer-Park... does the Dropping Well do over-night accommodation? ;-)
If you can convince Willie and Mary of the Ardagh House to take you for one night instead of the minimum two, then you can stay here -> http://www.ardagh-house.ie/

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Post by theswerve » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:05 pm

That Ardagh House brings back memories...Used to visit my granny there when it was a nursing home....Hope its changed... :)

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Re: I never thought I'd see the day ...

Post by Gerpod1 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:33 pm

Quick note to confirm all on track for tomorrow. And to reiterate per earlier announcement on cache page that it's now downstairs in the restaurant under the Dropping Well to give us more space. Who knew all this rugby was on tomorrow? :?

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