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by Matsugawa
30 Sep 2020, 19:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insect Bites
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: Insect Bites

Yes, they’re mosquitos. Some people have a hard time believing we have mosquitoes in Ireland but yes, we do. Lots here, especially near Ballymastone where there is lots of marshy land. Eaten alive there some nights. I use Insect repellent (when I remember) if going down there.
by Matsugawa
01 Sep 2020, 17:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cois inbhir feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: Cois inbhir feedback

The work behind Rahillion is site reinstatement. This was the builders depot for the estate and there is nothing planned for this land according to the Fingal CoCo website.
by Matsugawa
27 Aug 2020, 00:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Works on Portrane Cliff walk
Replies: 0
Views: 783

Works on Portrane Cliff walk

Anyone aware of the plans for the works on the cliff walk? I know it's been closed a while but it was possible to walk on some sections that look quite safe and in no danger of collapse - the section north of the beach nearest St Itas Hospital for example, which is set back quite far from the sea, i...
by Matsugawa
19 Aug 2020, 22:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wire tag alert
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: Wire tag alert

What does wire tag mean?
by Matsugawa
17 Aug 2020, 17:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wearing of face masks
Replies: 21
Views: 3999

Re: Wearing of face masks

The masks aren't working in all fairness if the new cases for Yesterday Saturday the 15th August are at 200. The majority of people are still not wearing them, so you can't attribute the recent spike to the wearing of masks as we don't have enough people wearing them for them to be effective. The m...
by Matsugawa
11 Aug 2020, 23:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New road Settlers
Replies: 69
Views: 12112

Re: New road Settlers

Star wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 23:07
Delighted to report they are gone!!!
From which areas - Turvey, Ballymastone or near the entrance to Newbridge?
by Matsugawa
06 Jul 2020, 15:29
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Ballymastone Masterplan, Donabate, Co. Dublin
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

Re: Ballymastone Masterplan, Donabate, Co. Dublin

Old news - and a recurring theme on this forum - please read this post and the conclusions and arguments because it's all the same "social/affordable housing will be the end of life as we know it" stuff.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2548
by Matsugawa
03 Jun 2020, 16:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best place to buy strawberries?
Replies: 7
Views: 3348

Re: Best place to buy strawberries?

I know I asked this question 2 years ago but still looking for the elusive local North Dublin strawberry vendor. Still haven't found one, still buying then in Supervalu... Keelings DO have nice Strawberries but I don't want to make a special journey to the farm shop in St Margarets. Plus they're The...
by Matsugawa
28 Apr 2020, 11:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joggers/Runners
Replies: 8
Views: 1914

Re: Joggers/Runners

4.5m would be great, but I'd be happy if the various joggers/walkers/cyclists kept to the 2m to start. There are always a few people who think the rules don't apply to them.
by Matsugawa
08 Apr 2020, 00:16
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Fence Paint
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Re: Fence Paint

You can get it at Whites Agri! They’re off the Balbriggan road and have a website so you can collect there. I just discovered them myself.
by Matsugawa
06 Apr 2020, 23:56
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Buying compost online?
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Buying compost online?

Thanks for the recommendation - got some in White’s.
by Matsugawa
04 Apr 2020, 19:54
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Buying compost online?
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Buying compost online?

Anyone know anywhere you can buy compost or well-rotted manure or mushroom compost online? It's for gardening/improving soil - obviously to be delivered, dropped out the front of the house and paid for online.
by Matsugawa
10 Mar 2020, 23:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New arrival - Life in Donabate
Replies: 23
Views: 4136

Re: New arrival - Life in Donabate

Just wondering what activities matsugawa requires for young professionals. Sports clubs non fledgling 5 golf courses , hockey gaa and soccer with fabulous facilities, a running track being built shortly. Tennis club and community centre with gym. For non sporting drama society , irish music ceoltas...
by Matsugawa
08 Mar 2020, 01:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New arrival - Life in Donabate
Replies: 23
Views: 4136

Re: New arrival - Life in Donabate

I moved here in 2006 and there are pros and cons Pros - Natural amenities: Not as natural as it used to be and climate change and development have taken a toll. Donabate beach is really nice, Portane a bit unsightly now with the houses/gardens tumbling into the sea. Newbridge is really nice, and you...
by Matsugawa
27 Jan 2020, 23:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Creche Rahillion
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: Creche Rahillion

They haven’t started building it yet, foundations aren’t even done. Based on the rate this builder goes it’ll be 6-9 months if he starts today.
by Matsugawa
20 Jan 2020, 20:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regret Buying Home in DONABATE?
Replies: 38
Views: 5869

Re: Regret Buying Home in DONABATE?

I bought my place from overseas & the writings on this forum almost put me off buying. When I finally got here I was so surprised at how nice it actually is. I'd heard of Newbridge, but had no idea just how nice it is... such a nice thing to have on your doorstep. Less of the negativity please. Sam...
by Matsugawa
20 Jan 2020, 00:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regret Buying Home in DONABATE?
Replies: 38
Views: 5869

Re: Regret Buying Home in DONABATE?

So you're saying local representatives are useless, planning is poor, traffic is bad and a minority of people engage in antisocial behaviour...you could be talking about anywhere. Best thing is to sell up and move on and take a real hard look at where you move to - let us all know when you find some...
by Matsugawa
10 Oct 2019, 23:24
Forum: Politics
Topic: Alan Farrell #1...for invalid expense claims
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Alan Farrell #1...for invalid expense claims

Close run thing but our own Alan Farrell beat out fellow FG compo claimant Maria Bailey to top the list of TDs having to refund invalid expense claims.

https://www.thejournal.ie/tds-senators- ... 3-Oct2019/
by Matsugawa
30 Jul 2019, 23:06
Forum: Childminding/Babysitting Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Crèche in Rahillion?
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

Re: Crèche in Rahillion?

It's going to be the last thing built in the estate as it's across the site entrance. Houses that were supposed to be ready in August aren't ready and are probably 3 months behind - or more. I'd say there's little chance of it being ready this side of Christmas, based on current progress.
by Matsugawa
19 May 2019, 23:19
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Protest over the destruction of hedgerows on New Road
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Re: Protest over the destruction of hedgerows on New Road

Related article here - didn't realise that clearing hedges could be allowed between March-August if a development had the appropriate planning permission. Obviously not good. But is also says there have to be surveys for nesting birds. https://www.thejournal.ie/hedgecutting-m7-naas-planning-roads-46...
by Matsugawa
14 Apr 2019, 15:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place is getting worse
Replies: 24
Views: 5607

Re: This place is getting worse

Dearg11 you sound like you have the making of a local manifesto of some kind - sustainable development, planning enforcement, a Garda station for Donabate. Why don’t you stand for election? Genuine question.
by Matsugawa
14 Apr 2019, 10:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place is getting worse
Replies: 24
Views: 5607

Re: This place is getting worse

Swords is the second largest town in Ireland (1). Donabate doesn’t feature in a list of the fastest growing towns in Ireland (2). It isn’t reasonable to compare Donabate with Swords in any way. Only Skerries, Swords, Balbriggan and Malahide have Garda stations in our vicinity. Skerries is the smalle...
by Matsugawa
05 Feb 2019, 22:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Housing - Ballymastone
Replies: 12
Views: 3205

Re: Housing - Ballymastone

How many housing estates in Donabate would people here consider to be “bad estates” (the sort of places you wouldn’t park your car in, or walk around at night)? I can’t think of any. The town I grew up in, similar size, had at least two bad estates you wouldn’t set foot in (and the town was outside ...
by Matsugawa
22 Nov 2018, 17:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Activity north of Kingsland?
Replies: 2
Views: 2124

Re: Activity north of Kingsland?

Thanks Ken.