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 .

Donnacha

Hi, newb here

Feel free to join up and introduce yourself to the Irish Geocaching community. Don't be shy now...

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Hi, newb here

Post by Sidewaysgt4 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:03 pm

Hi everyone, new to this game, found out about geocaching about three or so years ago but nly started about a week ago to look for them. Have 8 finds logged so far between Kildare and Waterford. Living in Kildare but visit home to Waterford and do a spot of hunting down there when im down also, enjoying this so far and waiting on a bit more experience before placing one!

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Re: Hi, newb here

Post by MunsterFan » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:27 pm

Welcome to the Madness, it will amaze you when you realise there are caches in places you never thought and the best thing is when it brings you to places that you'd never see otherwise

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