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by Vlad the Impaler
06 Jun 2019, 11:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycleway to Malahide Progress
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Cycleway to Malahide Progress

Fingal CoCo have lodged a planning application for the cycleway.

http://fingal.ie/media/PRESS%20RELEASE% ... cation.pdf
by Vlad the Impaler
29 May 2019, 09:56
Forum: Politics
Topic: Local Election Results 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1740

Re: Local Election Results 2019

Don’t forget Alan’s compensation claim in 2015 that the judge looked poorly upon.

An absolute bluffer, as Roy Keane would say.
by Vlad the Impaler
20 May 2019, 17:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any recommendations for getting a patio built
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Any recommendations for getting a patio built

He brings a brochure of suggestions for stone etc. and he does it all for you. Eastern European guy, but very popular now. First time was 10 years ago when he was starting out. It took me a couple of months to get availability from him this time around cos his order book was busy - but great job and...
by Vlad the Impaler
18 May 2019, 14:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any recommendations for getting a patio built
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Any recommendations for getting a patio built

I’ve used this guy Ivan twice. Hard worker, good job and good price.

(087) 138 9984
by Vlad the Impaler
17 May 2019, 16:40
Forum: Eating Out in Donabate/Portrane and Beyond
Topic: Shoreline Hotel
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: Shoreline Hotel

A burger. The description was something like ‘topped with chargrilled plum tomatoes’. What we got was a big soggy granny burger. Sogginess was due to the fact the the tomato was just a big thick slice of raw unseasoned beef tomato. Not a chargrill in sight. Fine for a fiver at the local chipper but ...
by Vlad the Impaler
17 May 2019, 14:20
Forum: Eating Out in Donabate/Portrane and Beyond
Topic: Shoreline Hotel
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: Shoreline Hotel

Had an absolute shocker there recently. Mrs Vlad and I were down for lunch to see what the new setup was like. The order that was delivered was something I could cook with my Left foot and not as described on the menu. We asked to see a manager, but it turned out there was non available. At lunchtim...
by Vlad the Impaler
04 May 2019, 20:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Question
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Re: General Question

For me, around Donabate, it’s road safety.

With the amount of trucks and traffic flowing through the narrow roads, no cycle lanes, it’s a risk not worth taking with your kids.
by Vlad the Impaler
26 Apr 2019, 10:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gang of youths in the spires
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Re: Gang of youths in the spires

There are any number of clubs and activities to keep young ones occupied if they look for them in the area. As in any community, there are the few messers who are more interested in hanging around street corners and looking for trouble. Women jog around Donabate in the evenings. People walk their do...
by Vlad the Impaler
25 Apr 2019, 22:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gang of youths in the spires
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Re: Gang of youths in the spires

Yeah, well everyone knows that head-the-balls are well represented in Donegal. Having spent many a summer there, that's no news to me :D

Donabate is quiet enough. In the school holidays, the devil makes work for idle young boys.
by Vlad the Impaler
25 Apr 2019, 21:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gang of youths in the spires
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Re: Gang of youths in the spires

The source of The SuperValu information was a witness I know. The St Pats GAA was from a club source. Characters like this are in no way unique to Donabate and we all did a bit of messing when young. Just useful to know there are one or two willing to go to the next level and indulge in low level cr...
by Vlad the Impaler
25 Apr 2019, 19:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gang of youths in the spires
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Re: Gang of youths in the spires

Later in the evening, a group of ‘well known youths’ were caught trying to access the changing rooms in St. Pats GAA while training was underway.

Parents caught them and chased.

Unconfirmed reports suggest a troublemaker has returned to the area following a period of detention.
by Vlad the Impaler
25 Apr 2019, 11:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gang of youths in the spires
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Re: Gang of youths in the spires

I heard there was a free for all outside the SuperValu yesterday. Around 30 youths.

Someone from SuperValu tried to intervene and got dragged in.
by Vlad the Impaler
23 Apr 2019, 07:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Road Surface
Replies: 0
Views: 484

New Road Surface

Maybe it’s just my imagination, but the new road surface in the Main Street seems to dampen the noise of traffic quite a bit.

I was able to do my meditation under a tree in the green with no problem at all this morning.
by Vlad the Impaler
03 Apr 2019, 12:26
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Semple Woods new development
Replies: 49
Views: 5361

Re: Semple Woods new development

This is a very concerning affair.

One of the things we were looking for in Donabate was development that encouraged a sense of community.

The transient nature of this scheme is probably one of the biggest threats to stability locally and to young people's hopes of housing nationally.
by Vlad the Impaler
04 Mar 2019, 21:03
Forum: School/College/Homework/Sport etc.
Topic: New Primary School Donabate 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: New Primary School Donabate 2020

A gaelscoil would be a great option.

Having a second language at an early age is a great head start for kids and makes it easier to learn other languages later.
by Vlad the Impaler
16 Jan 2019, 12:22
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: 8 y/o girls Birthday Party recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: 8 y/o girls Birthday Party recommendations

My daughter was at a friends party where there was an exotic pet entertainer. Kids loved it. Educational as well, and you’ll be striking a blow for feminism!

Here’s one...

https://www.jnrvipparties.com/reptile-party-snakes
by Vlad the Impaler
13 Dec 2018, 13:44
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Politicians: Hot or Not?
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

All the best to the Palestinians and the Israelis, but I'm more concerned about Fine Gael focussing on a proper transport strategy for our east coast than the middle east. Proper housing planning also. It's a big world out there, and you can take your pick of global issues - but it's a distraction w...
by Vlad the Impaler
13 Dec 2018, 09:17
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Politicians: Hot or Not?
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Yeah, the speaker told her to wait her turn for speaking and she pulled a Serena Williams on him. Well, we had the chance to abolish the Senate, and the wise people of Ireland voted to keep it. One good thing about increased populated in Donabate is that it should give us more pull in getting politi...
by Vlad the Impaler
12 Dec 2018, 15:26
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Politicians: Hot or Not?
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

I’ll happily call her a numpty for that whole sexism blather in the Senate the other week.
by Vlad the Impaler
12 Dec 2018, 13:45
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Politicians: Hot or Not?
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Yep, can't argue with that.

If Farrell goes, then I'll be happy. Arrogant git with no obvious skills.

Clifford-Lee is a numpty, but she will get a seat for the reasons you outline.
by Vlad the Impaler
06 Dec 2018, 11:17
Forum: Supporting Proper Development In Donabate (SPDD)
Topic: Widening of road at bridge
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: Widening of road at bridge

Well said aoifey. Accountability is non existent. Complete lack of transparency on how and why this tender went awry. The hexagonal Seabees on Portrane beach are clearly designed to be installed together seemlessley, but they were just dumped on the beach. The road widening was allowed to proceed wh...
by Vlad the Impaler
03 Dec 2018, 13:45
Forum: Eating Out in Donabate/Portrane and Beyond
Topic: Beaverstown golf club
Replies: 17
Views: 3924

Re: Beaverstown golf club

Roast beef, chicken dinner, fish and chips regularly on the Balcarrick menu of a Sunday.
by Vlad the Impaler
28 Nov 2018, 09:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eir TV and broadband
Replies: 15
Views: 2123

Re: Eir TV and broadband

Be careful before signing up for the Eir broadband. Only parts of Donabate are connected to the high speed fibre. E.g. might be on the Portrane road, but not estates off it.

Ensure your house is connected or you’ll be getting 20mps Max.
by Vlad the Impaler
26 Nov 2018, 21:03
Forum: Eating Out in Donabate/Portrane and Beyond
Topic: Beaverstown golf club
Replies: 17
Views: 3924

Re: Beaverstown golf club

Balcarrick Golf Club does a nice homely dinner selection, with a kitchen run by a nice friendly lady.

Coeliacs might be catered for... but you’ll have to bring a doctor’s note.