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 .


New recruit trying to log every cache in Ireland in one day!

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Re: New recruit trying to log every cache in Ireland in one

Post by abbeyackbar » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:16 pm

Tmsr wrote:Afraid the 24 hrs All County Challenge was already done by a team (and in 23hrs) ...Donnacha, Hezekiah or some of those still around would be happy to tell the tale!
I know, it was called The Mad Trip, that's why I called it 'County Challenge: The Next Generation', as in the next generation of geocachers. Sorry, made sense in my head the way I worded it :)

The Mad Trip was completed on 26 March 2006 by The Windsockers, Donnacha, Hezekiah & Kili or Bust. Bookmark List here: ... 3f562e70a5 Quite an accomplishment! :D

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Re: New recruit trying to log every cache in Ireland in one

Post by silver soldier » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:53 pm

great idea and well done to all those who took part in 2006 - but instead of copying others
maybe creating a new landmark achivement ( new generation cachers challenge)
{ my 1st idea of 32 cachers from the 32 countys finding a cache in there county at 6pm on a chosen sunday
and all logging same time then goin on forums and adding to list }
would be interested in ideas suggestions and create a new achivement challenge ...........
lets see what irish geocachers can come up with ???????????????

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