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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Post by » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:18 pm

For a few days, and sure I've done a couple of London caches - but I'm wondering what your favourite ones are

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Post by SargeNI » Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:03 pm

My favorite London cache, to date, has been London Invasion - this is quite a long multi but can be done in 2-4 hours. It is based on a series of mosaics which have been placed in unseal places, it is really interesting to see how the little invaders blend into the background. Ironically the first at the entrance to Convent Garden give me the most problems. Unfortunately the final regularly goes missing so check before leaving home.

If you are into racking up your cache count there are a good number of caches around the tourist areas which can be easy picked up with a little walking, but my one hint on doing London caches is to look them up on Google Satellite maps first as I guess that many only get their co-ordings by this method as GPRs reception is very fleaky in places.

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Post by Bootle » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:12 am

I really enjoyed the Hyde Park / Kensington Garden caches when I was last there. You get to have a lovely (long) walk around the gardens whilst picking up a cache or two. You may even see the wild parrots in the gardens too!


Post by LettyN » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:48 pm

Seconded about the poor GPS signal.
Last Delivery GCGBGB is the one to go to if you want to pick up/leave TBs. Interesting little spot, too.

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