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

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Geocache on Nationwide

Post by abbeyackbar » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:30 pm

Geocaching got a very brief mention on Nationwide Friday 16th Aug. A 'walking tour' guide was walking with a group of muggles around a coastal walk in Mayo. There was a snippet were she stopped at some kind of empty tower and told them there was a geocache here and they had to find it :shock: that was it, they didn't explain it. They just showed kids holding the cache and rifling, I mean looking, through it. I know someone who had recorded the show and showed me the clip. After a little investigation I believe it was GC33TON Stacks of Broadhaven by Pookeen. Hope it doesn't get muggled! :) but evidently it's part of the stop off on this walking tour the guide does. I've been told the show can be viewed on RTE player?...Looks like an incredible spot for a cache and wonderful place to visit.

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