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by Jabba
26 Jun 2020, 16:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet speed
Replies: 21
Views: 2469

Re: Internet speed

Agree with Derek above

Am in Beverton and we have Eir fibre, the only issue in addition we have is that the broadband seems to drop a few times a day. Its only about a minute but very annoying when you are WFH
by Jabba
17 Jun 2020, 16:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini Euros Social Distancing
Replies: 8
Views: 1578

Re: Mini Euros Social Distancing

Glad to see they are proceeding with the Mini Euros as it's one of the stand out annual events in the community. As the previous poster said nothing is without risk, but I am hoping we are in an even better position in August than we are now. I have my kids signed up and I am sure that if the situat...
by Jabba
17 Jun 2020, 16:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infant with Colic
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Infant with Colic

Our oldest suffered from Colic as well - although a good few years ago
We changed the bottles to Dr, Browns bottles and they helped
I did a quick google and they still are relatively available in chemists
by Jabba
19 Mar 2020, 09:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Working from home - help topic
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: Working from home - help topic

I got the following from our domain hosting company which might give people one or two tips

https://blacknight.blog/remote-working- ... d225871486
by Jabba
04 Mar 2020, 15:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bypass Opening Date Anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 3178

Re: Bypass Opening Date Anyone?

From the same source but cant copy the link
by Jabba
04 Mar 2020, 14:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bypass Opening Date Anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 3178

Re: Bypass Opening Date Anyone?

I see the road is due to open this Friday - will it be known as the new new road ?
by Jabba
24 Jan 2020, 15:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convenient Parking at Community Centre
Replies: 19
Views: 3001

Re: Convenient Parking at Community Centre

For goodness sake grow up! I am talking about parking for a few minutes in a space which is not needed by anyone and surrounded by lots of other empty spaces for disabled. I am going to assume that you are just trolling the forum - otherwise I suggest you take a long hard look at what you are sayin...
by Jabba
21 Jan 2020, 13:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regret Buying Home in DONABATE?
Replies: 38
Views: 5867

Re: Regret Buying Home in DONABATE?

All I can add is that we bought a house in Donabate in 1999 as a couple and have since got married and raised a family. Absolutely no regrets about doing this in Donabate and wouldn't change a thing if I had the opportunity to go back in time From the local amenities (beach Newbridge house etc) to p...
by Jabba
19 Feb 2019, 17:08
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Mud on Roads from Developments
Replies: 7
Views: 2280

Re: Mud on Roads from Developments

Boa Prinz wrote:
18 Feb 2019, 18:52

There's a place in blakes Cross that does it by hand for 8 euros. I
Where in Blake's Cross is this - as there was a lovely man who used to hand wash cars at the old petrol station before it was redeveloped ?
by Jabba
24 Sep 2018, 17:11
Forum: Eating Out in Donabate/Portrane and Beyond
Topic: Beaverstown golf club
Replies: 17
Views: 5869

Re: Beaverstown golf club

Always looking to try somewhere new (to me anyway). As its in a golf club do you have to abide by a dress code ?
by Jabba
17 Sep 2018, 16:57
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Houses Ballymastone Disaster
Replies: 53
Views: 15272

Re: Houses Ballymastone Disaster

Looks like another community action group was successful in overturning a large scale development.
Hopefully they will see sense in relation to this proposed development as well.

https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-n ... k-14842184
by Jabba
17 Apr 2018, 16:41
Forum: Local History
Topic: Burrow to Rush ferry
Replies: 7
Views: 3336

Re: Burrow to Rush ferry

This post has caught my attention as an a bit of a history buff !! Don't know anything about the ferry to Rush, but have heard about the boat that used to bring golfers from Malahide to Donabate to play golf before the road was built ? I looked up the Island website and they have some information on...
by Jabba
21 Nov 2017, 09:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Muck on portane road
Replies: 25
Views: 8550

Re: Muck on portane road

There is a simple solution if they were prepared to spend a bit of extra money. I work across the road from a new Lidl supermarket that was built this year, the site during construction stage had a separate entrance and exit. Before trucks left the site to go back on the the public road they went ov...
by Jabba
07 Nov 2017, 16:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Up in smoke
Replies: 87
Views: 22412

Re: Up in smoke

Credit to the Guards in relation to the incident in Gormanstown, they seem to be making good progress on that attack, but that apparently was caused by thugs from Balbriggan who seem to travel up and down the train line.We do have problems in our village and we should all work closely with the Guard...
by Jabba
13 Sep 2017, 11:50
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Developer land grab in Somerton
Replies: 17
Views: 5230

Re: Developer land grab in Somerton

This has also incurred the wrath of the Educate Together Primary School and I received the following e-mail from the school yesterday - Looks like cowboy developers and builders are back !! Dear Parents/Guardians, A barrier was erected today blocking our access to the field behind the school. We wer...
by Jabba
13 Sep 2017, 11:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 5
Views: 2189

Re: Renewable Energy

Something caught by eye this morning as heading out of Donabate via Turvey Avenue, I passed three large trucks in quick succession - two looked to be carrying gravel. They were heading the opposite way towards the village. Just wondering if they have coped on to the CCTV on the Hearse Road and are u...
by Jabba
05 Sep 2017, 17:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel Prices
Replies: 6
Views: 2030

Re: Fuel Prices

Try pumps.ie and you can see comparative prices for the garages in the area - its a guide only as its not updated on a daily basis
by Jabba
24 Aug 2017, 11:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Chopper
Replies: 1
Views: 1399

Re: Big Chopper

From the Donabate Alert System yesterday

Four men are being sought for burglary in Carr's Mill. All in black and grey. Mid thirties. If you see anyone suspect ring swords Garda.
by Jabba
27 Jul 2017, 12:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballisk Walkway opening times
Replies: 106
Views: 30556

Re: Ballisk Walkway opening times

I am the initial poster of this thread so I agree with the other posters on this subject. I joined a recently set-up Facebook page called Beverton Residents Association (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1474832349207460&ref=br_rs) who advise that Cllr Adrian Henchy will try to organise a mee...
by Jabba
24 Jul 2017, 12:13
Forum: Humour
Topic: Funny puns!
Replies: 1
Views: 3385

Re: Funny puns!

I changed my Sat Nav to Bono's voice - but the streets have no name and i still haven't found what I'm looking for
by Jabba
25 Apr 2017, 15:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 2631

Re: Kitchen recommendations

We used Tierneys as well for the new kitchen and are very happy with it. From memory we got a cheaper quote elsewhere but went with them because of the quality/experience and professionalism !

Highly recommend
by Jabba
09 Mar 2017, 12:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New developments
Replies: 12
Views: 3977

Re: New developments

This was on the Independent website this morning !

http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 13789.html
by Jabba
23 Dec 2016, 14:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Christmas DonabatePortrane.net
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Happy Christmas DonabatePortrane.net

As a regular reader and very occasional contributor I Just thought it would be nice to thank the organisors/administrators of this forum and wish them a happy Christmas !!

I for one appreciate your efforts !!

It must be a difficult job moderating such a diverse range of views
by Jabba
30 Nov 2016, 17:08
Forum: Website Suggestions
Topic: Good places for S man
Replies: 4
Views: 1800

Re: Good places for S man

We did this last year and I realise its not local - it took about an hours drive each way. But it was excellent and you book a time slot and the whole experience takes about an hour and a half. The kids faces when Santa came down the chimney was priceless !! http://www.causey.ie/causey-events/causey...
by Jabba
29 Nov 2016, 10:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Switching from Vodafone Broadband/Landline
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Re: Switching from Vodafone Broadband/Landline

I live in Beverton and find the Sky Broadband very good - we had problems with the internet speed with Eircom, it was really bad for a while, but since the fibre went in and we switched to Sky for broadband its been a vast improvement. We get a speed of approx 40 mpbs on our mobile devices. We have ...