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by Harry Byrne
14 Jan 2019, 13:30
Forum: Eating Out in Donabate/Portrane and Beyond
Topic: An Bacus Beag
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: An Bacus Beag

Agree with that. Brilliant bread and nice people.
by Harry Byrne
22 Aug 2017, 12:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fingal express to city centre
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: Fingal express to city centre

These 'Express' services are vey successful in areas where there is no train or where Dublin Bus / Bus Eireann is painfully slow. I doubt such a service would get sufficient traction here. Long term I would l would prefer to see extra capacity on the trains. Or Dart.
by Harry Byrne
25 Jul 2017, 12:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog poo
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Re: Dog poo

Some people just don't give a shitsu
by Harry Byrne
15 Jun 2017, 13:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballisk Walkway opening times
Replies: 106
Views: 23465

Re: Ballisk Walkway opening times

If I recall correctly the restrictions on the gate were a planning condition for that part of Beverton?
by Harry Byrne
31 Mar 2017, 12:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New School?
Replies: 3
Views: 1609

Re: New School?

At last a rugby team for Portrane Donabate
by Harry Byrne
17 Jan 2017, 18:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Village arrivals
Replies: 14
Views: 4489

Re: Village arrivals

In an attempt to try and figure out what was going on, I went to the 'Donabate Village' facebook page. Here, the admin was passing on rumours that she heard they were all from Balbriggan. This comment was rightly derided and the post / discussion was then taken down. Thats exactly what I dislike abo...
by Harry Byrne
22 Nov 2016, 13:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Men's cycling group......
Replies: 12
Views: 2615

Re: Men's cycling group......

The road tax thing is a joke. Everybody except taxi drivers and people that phone Joe Duffy know that there is none.
by Harry Byrne
18 Nov 2016, 13:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Men's cycling group......
Replies: 12
Views: 2615

Re: Men's cycling group......

As a cyclist, I usually avoid Hearse Road as drivers tend to go too fast and lose control on bends. They then bang on about the road being 'lethal'. I can't really comment any further as I don't pay road tax.
by Harry Byrne
07 Nov 2016, 15:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Men's cycling group......
Replies: 12
Views: 2615

Re: Men's cycling group......

The proximity to Swords Cycling Club means many of the enthusiasts on the peninsula cycle with the Club. They have very good spins (some about 2 hours) on Saturdays and Sunday mornings which can be joined by prospective members. Its very sociable and there's a level for everyone including beginners....
by Harry Byrne
25 Oct 2016, 16:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beverton barking
Replies: 5
Views: 1416

Re: Beverton barking

That's ruff.
by Harry Byrne
25 Oct 2016, 16:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eir Broadband performance
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Eir Broadband performance

Lol - "We've also built long-term friendships with the staff at the Eir call centre"
by Harry Byrne
12 Sep 2016, 12:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Three mobile reception in Donabate
Replies: 10
Views: 1916

Re: Three mobile reception in Donabate

No issues with it in The Strand, even the 3G is very good. I'd say its because we're on a hill and the proper signal meant for the rich people in Malahide wafts over the wall.
by Harry Byrne
02 Sep 2016, 12:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coach on Main street causing traffic
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: Coach on Main street causing traffic

Jaysus, the traffic was appalling from all angles in the village this morning. Schools, picnickers, whatever.
by Harry Byrne
21 Jul 2016, 15:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Summer holiday recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 1604

Re: Summer holiday recommendations

Garda Land? I wouldn't fancy Templemore for my holidays.
by Harry Byrne
09 May 2016, 11:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scrumdiddly's
Replies: 57
Views: 14836

Re: Scrumdiddly's

Its getting worse, yesterday's traffic jams were an absolute nuisance. At this stage I'd say to hell with them, put a double yellow all the way down the village green along the New Road.
by Harry Byrne
07 Apr 2016, 15:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavily Armed Garda in the Village
Replies: 10
Views: 4404

Re: Heavily Armed Garda in the Village

The notorious Dublin criminal 'The Chicken' is said to be living in Donabate. He was living in Somerton and then The Links. I've no idea why he crossed the road.
by Harry Byrne
01 Apr 2016, 19:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smyths
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Re: Smyths

Damn! Foiled. I feel like a fool.
by Harry Byrne
01 Apr 2016, 14:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smyths
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Smyths

I just noticed the Planning Permission sign on Smyth's Pub this morning. Permission sought for 'entire demolition' -whatever that means- and for permission to construct a two story mixed use development featuring apartments and a café. Possibly Starbuks?
by Harry Byrne
21 Mar 2016, 14:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scrambler bikes on old Turvey Golf Club
Replies: 139
Views: 22316

Re: Scrambler bikes on old Turvey Golf Club

Seems to be a fair amount of delusion going on here:

http://www.worldgolflessons.com/
by Harry Byrne
19 Feb 2016, 10:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Election

As Ken said. The school was a traffic jam. Much better location now.
by Harry Byrne
19 Feb 2016, 10:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more TV for me with UPC/Virgin Media TV
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: No more TV for me with UPC/Virgin Media TV

Freeview. installed in 1 day. Approx €250. No more bills. No. Brainer. I can post the link to the company based in Swords who did mine if anyone is interested. Excellent service. PS: this service has also liberated me from the torture that is BBC Northern Ireland and their programme shifting. All re...
by Harry Byrne
16 Dec 2015, 11:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saorview problem
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Saorview problem

What Derek said. if you do need a call out - my own free to air system was very recently put in by the chap that runs www.satexperts.ie He is based in Swords and did a wonderful job for us. Bye bye virginmedia.
by Harry Byrne
10 Nov 2015, 14:16
Forum: Local Business Adverts
Topic: Local Photography Business - JAM Shoots
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Re: Local Photography Business - JAM Shoots

Not a huge fan of childrens' pictures lashed up on facebook / internet. However very best of luck with the business, some cool shots.
by Harry Byrne
04 Sep 2015, 11:16
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Hall Doors
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

Re: Hall Doors

Have used him for Windows and he's great.
by Harry Byrne
09 Jun 2015, 17:06
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Zawioze/ przywioze dziecko do polskiej szkoly
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Zawioze/ przywioze dziecko do polskiej szkoly

They are offering to get that kid to the SEM school via a catapult. Wow.