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

Hello everyone

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

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Hello everyone

Post by AquaC » Mon May 26, 2014 11:00 pm

I am new to geocaching although I have heard about it for a while, I decided to give it a try over the last few days and although I am on a learning curve with style and location of caches etc I am having fun, learning and enjoying the experience.

AquaC

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by Tmsr » Tue May 27, 2014 5:45 am

Good on you!
Lots of helpful people on here if you need info at any stage...best of luck!

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by Serapis » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:32 am

Welcome

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by Doug.G » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:30 pm

Which part of the country are you in?

One tip --- Sort your nearest-to-home caches by Favourite Points for a great indication of some of the more enjoyable ones to find as a newbie...!

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by Blue Jay » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:47 pm

Hi :D Welcome.
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