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by Tomat
23 Nov 2020, 23:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet / Broadband
Replies: 26
Views: 3192

Re: Internet / Broadband

Fibre to the Home, with speeds up to 1gb has finally launched in the peninsula. Booked and installation set for the end of this week. Multiple providers including Sky, Eir, Pure Telecom and Vodafone offering the service. Some with a 150mbs speed option, but most offering either 500mbs or 1gb speeds....
by Tomat
22 Oct 2020, 17:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet / Broadband
Replies: 26
Views: 3192

Re: Internet / Broadband

An update on FTTH Spoke with 2 providers today Orders for FTTH will be bookable from mid November. One company currently shows you can book it on their site but when you online chat, they confirm it is not in fact live. Hopefully there will be some strong offers for this service and as the fibre is ...
by Tomat
22 Sep 2020, 20:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet / Broadband
Replies: 26
Views: 3192

Re: Internet / Broadband

Dual and routers are very useful but only if the broadband speed itself is reliable. 5ghz signal is better for high speed needs such as gaming, but signal quality and strength travels a shorter distance from the router. You also need devices which can run on the 5ghz bandwidth, a lot of older laprop...
by Tomat
18 Sep 2020, 10:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet / Broadband
Replies: 26
Views: 3192

Re: Internet / Broadband

Delighted that you have a fast reliable service in Beverton, envious too. I had thought of trying Virgin again despite an appalling service from them 3 years ago, however a neighbour switched to them about 4 weeks ago on the 360mb plan, they told me speeds have varied between 16! and 280 depending o...
by Tomat
16 Sep 2020, 20:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet / Broadband
Replies: 26
Views: 3192

Re: Internet / Broadband

Based on what the engineers have told me, the fibre to the home/ direct fibre service will begin in the coming weeks. I know people who have set it up elsewhere and are delighted with it as no sharing of whichever service you order 150mb/ 500mb/ 1gb Im holding in for it. Re satellite broadband, my b...
by Tomat
15 Sep 2020, 00:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet / Broadband
Replies: 26
Views: 3192

Re: Internet / Broadband

FTTH (fibre to the home) will be available from all companies who lease from Openeir so,, Sky, Eir, Vodafone, Pure Telecom etc. An engineer today was running tests in the area to check that the distribution points are all properly connected,, final testing and splicing to be done then we should fina...
by Tomat
08 Sep 2020, 13:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet / Broadband
Replies: 26
Views: 3192

Re: Internet / Broadband

Eir, Sky and Vodafone use the same infrastructure going back to the local exchange. Switching between them with that service will make little difference. Since April, direct fibre is being rolled out across Donabate, with Openeir completing tests at the moment. Having spoken with them, the service w...
by Tomat
03 Feb 2020, 20:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floor fitting - looking for recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: Floor fitting - looking for recommendations

Hi

As we where looking for a specific product, we used MCS carpets wood and flooring in Swords, who where superb value for money.

But also try Malahide Flooring company in Donabate itself, a very good company too.
by Tomat
19 Oct 2019, 20:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teenage groups/ fireworks morons
Replies: 13
Views: 4520

Teenage groups/ fireworks morons

To the parents, in name only, of the petty vandals/ fireworks morons who are on full display once more,, and to those who defend them, you are a stain on the peninsula. I am not going to appeal to any sense of decency because time and again you display a self centred ignorance that will not change, ...
by Tomat
07 May 2019, 13:26
Forum: Eating Out in Donabate/Portrane and Beyond
Topic: Shoreline Hotel
Replies: 18
Views: 5968

Re: Shoreline Hotel

Interesting comments about the hotel, we have been planning on going out,, due to the images posted of the renovations, our previous experiences with food from its past life where very poor. Re comments on Keelings, we have had our home here for 17 years and never entered, quite simply due to their ...
by Tomat
24 Mar 2016, 13:56
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Dog walker/sitter/minder available
Replies: 12
Views: 3209

Re: Dog walker/sitter/minder available

Hi, looking for an experienced minder to take care of our older dogs, for the weekend of May 20th, can you get in touch re this