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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Hezekiah Hillside Highlight series

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gilgameshepic
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Hezekiah Hillside Highlight series

Post by gilgameshepic » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:48 pm

Hi folks, this idea has been knocking about my head for the last couple of months. I've been thinking of starting up a series of caches in memory of Dad/Hezekiah. I'm in the process of getting a couple of caches organised to start the series off, and wanted to open the series up to the rest of the Irish geo-community as well.
The only requirement of the caches is that the following paragraph is included in the cache info. The idea is to run the series similar to the church micro series, where there is a list to keep track of numbers and to help people plan out walks that involve as many of these caches as they want. If you want to add a cache to the list, just pm me, and I'll stick you on the list. I'll try and keep the list as updated as I can.

"In memory of Hezekiah, a man who loved the outdoors, hillwalking and for whom the views on the journey were the most important part of the walk. This series brings those three things together. The caches Alan enjoyed most were the ones that had been well thought out, well researched and brought people to areas of special interest. The caches, as the series title suggests, have to include the outdoors, preferably a hillside or two, but most importantly, include a beautiful view. When in doubt, up is good."

Series List:

1: gilgameshepic
2: gilgameshepic
3: gilgameshepic
4: gilgameshepic
5: gilgameshepic
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Re: Hezekiah Hillside Highlight series

Post by Tmsr » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:54 pm

Hi Mikey,
Like the idea. Check out the tribute cache, H is for Hezekiah GC5HA39 that we placed in time for the New Year's Resolution Event last January - maybe it could be aprt of the series?

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Re: Hezekiah Hillside Highlight series

Post by gilgameshepic » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:12 pm

Ok folks. The list now stands as follows:

Series List:

1: gilgameshepic
2: gilgameshepic
3: gilgameshepic
4: gilgameshepic
5: gilgameshepic
6: GC5HA39 H is for Hezekiah
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Re: Hezekiah Hillside Highlight series

Post by Blue Jay » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:50 pm

Brilliant idea - and one which I am sure will get a great response.
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Re: Hezekiah Hillside Highlight series

Post by gilgameshepic » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:23 pm

Just wanted to let everyone know the first four in the series are up and running. I'm working on another one or two, and will let you all know whenever they become public.

1) GC66EWK Hezekiah Hillside Highlight: A Presidential Salute.
2) GC66EWZ Hezekiah Hillside Highlight: A Mast-erful View.
3) GC66EX5 Hezekiah Hillside Highlight: St. Paddy's Well.
4) GC66EXF Hezekiah Hillside Highlight: A Quick Breather.
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6) GC5HA39 H is for Hezekiah.
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