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 .


Cache Adoptions

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Cache Adoptions

Post by donnacha » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:09 am

Hi all.

I have been asked to try and fine people to adopt Alan's caches.

I have attached a link to a spread sheet (you don't need an iCloud account to view) with a list of the caches available for adoption.

Please email with your GC username, and the GC codes of any caches you want to adopt. Please only request a cache that you can maintain.

Requests will be dealt with on a first come, first serve basis, so please use the email address provided above so I can track all requests in the one place. If the cache you request has been selected by someone else, I'll let you know. I'll also update the spread sheet to reflect which caches have been adopted.

A few of the caches have maintenance logs on them, (highlighted in red) but it would be best to cache the cache anyway once the adoption process is complete.

I have my own name down against a few, I mightn't take them all so there may be another couple available.

Hopefully we'll be able to keep all these caches going. ... ption_List

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Re: Cache Adoptions

Post by Tmsr » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:19 pm

Fantastic response to this appeal.
Thanks to Donnacha for leading this initiative and it's great to see 19 different cachers picking up the Hezekiah baton!

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