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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Go to GC43 from Dublin

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Go to GC43 from Dublin

Post by rill3 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:24 pm

Hello !
I'm going to Dublin in mid-November with some friends . They arn´t geoachers, but I 'll try to take me to the oldest cache in Europe anyway ( GC43 ) .
How do I most easily get there?, it is a good bus connection ? How much is a taxi to get there ?
Sincerely rill3 ( Sweden )

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Re: Go to GC43 from Dublin

Post by Tmsr » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:01 pm

Hi rill3,
Gc43 is located on a cliffside walk at Bray, a seaside town about 22km from Dublin. Most people would use the DART which is a suburban rail line from Dublin to get there. Allow about 20mins to walk to GZ - you can also take a 145 bus but the DART would be quicker. A taxi from Dublin City Centre would be expensive...
Check out some of the other caches around GC43 while you're there - there's a few interesting ones for the brave or bright cachers!
Good luck

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Re: Go to GC43 from Dublin

Post by diosma1 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:26 pm

Well, to give you a perspective on how expensive it is, I did a trip from Bray Daly (the DART station in Bray) to Dublin Hueston by Taxi, and by DART.

By taxi it cost €40+ to get from there (although traffic was up due to the football final)
By DART for me and my aunt (1 child, 1 adult) I think it was around €5.

So in effect it is considerably cheaper to go by DART and I would recommend it as the views from outside the window from Connolly to Bray are simply fantastic. You may even get some discounts if you are students, or under 26 I think!

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