in reply to POE::Component::IRC version 4.70 [Windows ActivePerl]


A quick check of reports that POE::Component::IRC version 4.70 is not available for the Windows platform.

"another thing that I am not ashamed of confessing to is that I am also afraid that if I somehow manage to install/compile the package on my own, is that I could mess up something "

You may want to read the A guide to installing modules for Win32 tutorial.

Hope this helps