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by foo
06 Dec 2015, 14:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hearse Road
Replies: 44
Views: 10046

Re: Hearse Road

Completely agree with the original poster. A plan for the Hearse road should be the starting point for the local area plan. What is the point in having a lovely dual carriage way with cycle lanes than then peters out into the single lane, no-verge, death trap that is the Hearse road. The LAP seems t...
by foo
15 Aug 2015, 08:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parkrun coming to Donabate!
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

Parkrun coming to Donabate!

It looks like Parkrun is coming to Donabate on October 10th according to the Parkrun newsletter: http://www.parkrun.ie/news/
by foo
23 Jun 2014, 15:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Planning permission granted
Replies: 6
Views: 3100

Re: Planning permission granted

Okay I don't really get this. This application was approved but now they are applying again. Have they made some revisions this time does anyone know?
by foo
19 Jun 2014, 11:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Planning permission granted
Replies: 6
Views: 3100

Planning application

[Topics merged by Bill] In general I am not favour of any large planning applications in Donabate unless there is some concrete gain for the whole of the existing community. If someone is building a few houses its not a big deal but when a hundred houses are going in I think there should be somethin...
by foo
21 Aug 2013, 13:07
Forum: Donabate Running Club
Topic: Running Club
Replies: 22
Views: 14651

Re: Running Club

Sound good lads. I do a fair bit of running but not sure if I could commit to a club - I guess it would depend on what times the runs were and if that suited re work, kids etc.
Either way best of luck with the venture.
by foo
23 May 2013, 16:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Layout at roundabout
Replies: 50
Views: 6713

Re: New Layout at roundabout

Micropoodle you are missing the bizzare three lanes that merge into two as you are heading to Swords now. The road to Swords is dual carriageway way with two lanes but somehow the roundabout/cut-through/whatever-you-call-it-thing that leads has three lanes so you have to merge furiously (just as peo...
by foo
23 May 2013, 10:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Layout at roundabout
Replies: 50
Views: 6713

Re: New Layout at roundabout

the budget has been cut for the flyover Pat due to current overruns on the bicycle tunnel and the cost of the psychiatric treatment needed for the engineer who was tasked with designing the new road layout. There is a partial budget so we can start the build process and will end up with a system of ...
by foo
13 May 2013, 14:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Congratulations to DC College Students
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: Congratulations to DC College Students

Will be sure to get the paper on Wednesday. Thanks for letting us know.
by foo
16 Apr 2013, 12:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Campaign for swimming pool in donabate/portrane
Replies: 20
Views: 3800

Re: Campaign for swimming pool in donabate/portrane

Skerries have been trying to build a pool for a while now. Roscrea (pop 5,403) have an amazing pool. The campaign took about 20 years. I think a campaign for a pool is a good idea. What's to lose? Though tennis courts might be a more reachable goal as they are much cheaper to run. Developers sometim...
by foo
05 Apr 2013, 12:13
Forum: Local History
Topic: History of the house at Egans beach
Replies: 15
Views: 3196

Re: History of the house at Egans beach

Longacres was also up for sale recently. Its a long way back from the water but the erosion of the beach is pretty scary so would imagine it too could be under threat.
by foo
27 Mar 2013, 13:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Indoor playgrounds around?
Replies: 11
Views: 1842

Re: Any Indoor playgrounds around?

Never tried kidzone. Thanks for the recommendation. Must check it out.
by foo
27 Mar 2013, 13:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Indoor playgrounds around?
Replies: 11
Views: 1842

Re: Any Indoor playgrounds around?

Fun galaxy in airside is great. Great for a two year old. I think you get a free coffee with the price of entry which is nice. You cant bring food in but can buy food there if you want to.
by foo
20 Mar 2013, 22:36
Forum: Donabate Running Club
Topic: Running Club
Replies: 22
Views: 14651

Re: Running Club

Never heard of parkrun before. Looks brilliant. Will definitely check out the Malahide run at some stage. What a great idea. Looks like the Malahide run is one of only two in the republic. Great to have it so close by.
by foo
12 Mar 2013, 13:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ireland....rugby
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Ireland....rugby

Make BOD the coach. Could be IRFU's Steve Staunton moment!
by foo
22 Feb 2013, 15:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1/Hearse Road
Replies: 22
Views: 3884

Re: M1/Hearse Road

Yeah they do have to widen the tunnel to fit the bookies but are now hoping to squeeze in a ghost estate there too. This ghost estate will be conveniently situated near a variety of local amenities such as the cycle lane.
by foo
22 Feb 2013, 14:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote for St Patrick's Girls School
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Vote for St Patrick's Girls School

Just voted. Good luck to the girls.
Janey that competition could be so easily gamed with disposable email addresses and someone with time on their hands.
by foo
14 Feb 2013, 17:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vodafone Home Broadband
Replies: 16
Views: 2530

Re: Vodafone Home Broadband

A quick perusal of Boards.ie and it seems three broadband has its problems.

Looking at DigWeb now instead. They seem to be cheaper than Vodafone, Sky, Eircom for comparable products across the board. Where is the catch this time?

http://digiweb.ie/home/broadband/?gclid ... 4QodnjkAow
by foo
14 Feb 2013, 17:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vodafone Home Broadband
Replies: 16
Views: 2530

Re: Vodafone Home Broadband

Anyone tried Three for broadband?

http://www.three.ie/products_services/b ... dband.html

Cheaper than the landline options but I suspect you get what you pay for...
by foo
27 Jan 2013, 15:24
Forum: St. Pat's GAA
Topic: Article on St. Pats hurlers in Evening Herald
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Re: Article on St. Pats hurlers in Evening Herald

Great story and good news on the hurling nursery. I'll be there with foo II.
by foo
16 Jan 2013, 12:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1/Hearse Road
Replies: 22
Views: 3884

Re: M1/Hearse Road

For a very tiny fraction of the tunnel they could put cat eyes on the hearse road. This would make a great difference to drivers and cyclists.
by foo
19 Dec 2012, 08:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swimming lessons
Replies: 17
Views: 4023

Re: Swimming lessons

Interesting. I wonder if it was a planning condition of the house that there was a "public amenity" associated with it. Given its location it was likely zoned that way (I am guessing).
by foo
19 Dec 2012, 08:09
Forum: Politics
Topic: Should Ireland change its abortion laws?
Replies: 38
Views: 7186

Re: Should Ireland change its abortion laws?

Slippery slope Ken. What about women who "claim" to be pregnant just so they can get an abortion?
by foo
19 Dec 2012, 08:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swimming lessons
Replies: 17
Views: 4023

Re: Swimming lessons

That mansion in the burrow. Can't remember the name. Try googling portrane swimming.
by foo
17 Dec 2012, 11:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great write up in independent today
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: Great write up in independent today

A second good write-up for this place today:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/mag ... 14074.html
by foo
04 Dec 2012, 17:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How could we make Donabate Portrane better
Replies: 17
Views: 3482

Re: How could we make Donabate Portrane better

I think tennis courts would be great. A friend of mine lives in a housing estate in Galway and the developer added in a couple of tennis courts. Basic enough but they sort of look after themselves I think.