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 .

Donnacha

Hard act to follow!

Talk about events

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Tmsr
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Hard act to follow!

Post by Tmsr » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:19 pm

Just to warn all those planning an event in the Dublin area that expectations will be sky-high after today's Grand Day for a Treasure Hunt in the Phoenix Park.
The guide maps, instructions sheets, goodie boxes with themed treasure, sweets and treats galore were all well planned and prepared and very well received indeed. That's not to mention the FTF prize of unactivated TBs for all the squad... we'll be keeping our heads down for a bit in case it's our turn to provide next time.
Great turnout with people coming and going during the afternoon - Sorry for those who weren't there - ye missed out big-time!
Thanks to sarahmur and the silver soldier for all the work and expense incurred!
The Milestone was well marked and I suspect those without kids are still at the bar celebrating...

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Re: Hard act to follow!

Post by THE_Chris » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:28 pm

I'm next in line in Dublin next Sunday and I have no intention of trying to compete with what sounds like a great event.

Breakfast in spades speaks for itself anyway :D

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Re: Hard act to follow!

Post by sarahmur » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:35 pm

Thanks Tony, I'm glad it all went to plan and all seemed to enjoy themselves! Here's to the next 1,000 :D
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