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.

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Outer Hebrides

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Outer Hebrides

Post by parkmoy » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:52 pm

Heading here in August and have booked a trip to St Kilda to get the one cache there, weather permitting.
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Post by Spark_ie » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:04 pm

Excellent, would love to get up there sometime!! Have a good one, here's hoping you get the weather!!
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Post by jme1979 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:06 pm

You'll have a great time! I've spent time up on Harris and North/South Uist/Benbecula, and they are stunningly beautiful. Are you flying in or getting the ferries across?

If you are ferrying it, and get a chance, I would suggest making your way to Mull as well, and getting the boat out to Staffa.

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Post by jme1979 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:18 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/hig ... 173784.stm

Looks like the weather could be interesting............

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Post by parkmoy » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:58 pm

Hmmmm......... better bring tie downs for the motorhome :lol: Don't think we'll make Mull this time but if we survive the tornados perhaps next year :wink:
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Re: Outer Hebrides

Post by parkmoy » Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:48 pm

Well, no tornadoes but virtually 4 seasons most days :D Some great caches on the islands and although the weather put me off some of the higher ones there were some lovely beach walks.

The jewel in the crown was St Kilda. Not because of the cache itself, that's very ordinary and easily found, but the island is so worth a visit. Forty miles out in the Atlantic and the whole group of islands and stacks covered in birds during the nesting season. When you see where the islanders climbed to capture the birds for food you realise what a hardy bunch they were and how difficult their lives must have been.

If you ever get the chance, do this one :wink:
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Re: Outer Hebrides

Post by NaDoohans » Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:59 pm

I holidayed in the outer hebrides for two summers - beautiful islands, Barra, Harris, Lewis, the Uists, Benbecula, Skye and also Iona. That was pre-caching days though, you've just planted a thought in my brain for next summer though. I must look up the caches and think about St. Kilda too :D

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