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by Macktheknife
26 Jun 2024, 12:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annual lockdown of Donabate & portrane
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Annual lockdown of Donabate & portrane

Otherwise known as Flavours of Fingal. Have tried to find how to get off the peninsula this weekend but traffic management page blank on website. Note to self to have everything I need for weekend by Friday evening.
by Macktheknife
17 May 2023, 12:26
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Gardener wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 2048

Gardener wanted

I’m looking for gardener to do small amount in garden every few weeks (cutting grass along the road & weeding small front flower patch). Max half an hour’s work. Any suggestions?
by Macktheknife
21 Mar 2023, 13:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No water in Donabate AGAIN
Replies: 0
Views: 652

No water in Donabate AGAIN

Once again no water in Donabate (Tuesday march 21, 1pm) and no warning. Happening now every few days and I don’t see any outrage from any local representative. I rang Irish Water last week about another outage. Had to listen to a load of corporate malarkey about customer care blah, blah. They didn’t...
by Macktheknife
04 Dec 2022, 18:15
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Freezer fan going
Replies: 2
Views: 1847

Re: Freezer fan going

Ken, many thanks
by Macktheknife
03 Dec 2022, 10:24
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Freezer fan going
Replies: 2
Views: 1847

Freezer fan going

Any recommendations for getting the fan on no defrost freezer repaired? Out of warranty so no help from manufacturers.
by Macktheknife
22 Nov 2022, 16:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water outage
Replies: 2
Views: 1274

Water outage

On the second day of no water in Donabate I noticed this morning that the lorry which cleans the roads around the building works was filling up his tank from a standpipe on the New Road !
by Macktheknife
06 Jul 2022, 17:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slow down campaign/Distributor Road
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Slow down campaign/Distributor Road

The current Garda “slow down” campaign does not seem to appeal to drivers on the Distributor Road. Yea it’s a pain for some that it’s only 60 on this “empty” road but that is its speed limit and some of us “saddos” do stick to it. That doesn’t give anyone the right to pass out on a bend (happened th...
by Macktheknife
07 Feb 2021, 17:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House alarm on the Strand
Replies: 1
Views: 1367

House alarm on the Strand

Another afternoon ruined by the constant house alarm going off in the Strand. Listening to this house alarm becoming a regular occurrence over the past few weeks. No idea which house it is but if you live on the Strand & have an alarm, please have some consideration for your neighbours. No one i...
by Macktheknife
10 Jul 2020, 22:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New road - speeding
Replies: 5
Views: 3968

New road - speeding

Is it only me, given my advancing years ! Twice this week I’ve nearly been run off the new road because I was doing the speed limit! Silly me I always thought that the speed limit was just that, a limit not a target. Apologies to the blond lady lady in the Audi for not going fast enough for you. Sad...
by Macktheknife
02 Jul 2020, 10:00
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Window cleaner
Replies: 2
Views: 1923

Re: Window cleaner

Thank you for that recommendation
by Macktheknife
01 Jul 2020, 15:27
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Window cleaner
Replies: 2
Views: 1923

Window cleaner

Can anyone recommend a good window cleaner, please. Thank you.
by Macktheknife
25 Nov 2019, 18:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supermarket self-service
Replies: 12
Views: 7851

Re: Supermarket self-service

So agree with this comment. Sad for staff losing hours & pay. Both staff & customers seem to have become an inconvenience to supermarkets ! Being forced to use these tills by SuperValu in Donabate who have been making a huge profit for years as there is no where else in the village. One Sund...
by Macktheknife
11 Nov 2019, 16:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bus Changes 33b & 33d
Replies: 16
Views: 11688

Re: Bus Changes 33b & 33d

Finally got an answer back today from Bus Connect over wrong maps for new routes being delivered in Donabate. Their explanation is that as we are covered by two areas - Donabate & Portrane - it is the reason they sent us the Portrane & Balbriggan, Lusk map etc. Wouldn’t give me much confiden...
by Macktheknife
16 Oct 2019, 19:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Train service from Donabate to Connolly Station
Replies: 44
Views: 27048

Re: Train service from Donabate to Connolly Station

Can’t get over all the new new houses in Donabate being sold on basis of getting on train into town. Someone should sue developers for false advertising. Standing room only from first train at 6.36. After 9 only one train an hour into Connolly. Good luck getting on a train into town & apologies ...
by Macktheknife
16 Oct 2019, 19:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bus service to the city Centre
Replies: 22
Views: 12851

Re: New bus service to the city Centre

Great idea to have another bus into town in the morning but why oh why is it running so close to the Dublin bus timetable? Perfect excuse for Dublin bus to stop their service which they have wanted to do for ages. Given that the first train into town is now standing room only from Donabate why not r...
by Macktheknife
03 Jan 2019, 06:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Group of youths - railway bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 3109

Re: Group of youths - railway bridge

Yesterday on the 3.40pm train from town, a group of around 15 very well dressed lads around 13/14 years old got on the train in Malahide. They kept asking if train stopped in Donabate & called someone to say they’d let them know when they arrived in Donabate. In Donabate they gathered at the sta...
by Macktheknife
02 Oct 2018, 06:03
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Urgent plumber needed!
Replies: 0
Views: 1368

Urgent plumber needed!

Need plumber to do small job before it turns into bigger one. Can anyone recommend a plumber who still does small jobs? Thanks
by Macktheknife
20 Aug 2018, 14:25
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Houses Ballymastone Disaster
Replies: 80
Views: 48014

Re: Houses Ballymastone Disaster

I came to Donabate 16 years ago. If I could afford it I would move because the plans for the town are going to ruin the area and the lives of those leaving here. Trains are packed - even the first one in the morning is standing room only and this is before the kids are back in school. I currently li...
by Macktheknife
14 Aug 2018, 14:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Village Butcher Closing
Replies: 15
Views: 11972

Re: Village Butcher Closing

We SERIOUSLY need some competition to Supervalu.
by Macktheknife
13 Jul 2018, 10:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Signpost
Replies: 4
Views: 3830

Re: Signpost

Yes, saw this the other day...........gave me a good laugh !!!
by Macktheknife
12 Jul 2018, 10:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bus Changes 33b & 33d
Replies: 16
Views: 11688

Re: Bus Changes 33b & 33d

This is crazy. We all saw a few weeks ago what happened when there was an incident on the line and there were no trains. the 33D was full before it even got into the village. Many of us who travel into the city do not have parking at our jobs and cannot use our cars. The trains are getting more and ...
by Macktheknife
05 Jul 2018, 09:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ticket Machine not working in Donabate station/leap cards
Replies: 0
Views: 1571

Ticket Machine not working in Donabate station/leap cards

For the past few days, the machine for tagged on your leap card has not been working on one of the platforms in Donabate. If you haven't been able to tag off using your leap card, you will be charge the fare to Drogheda and not Donabate. If this has happened to you, you should write to customer.care...
by Macktheknife
03 Jul 2018, 09:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Village Butcher Closing
Replies: 15
Views: 11972

Re: Village Butcher Closing

This is really really bad news - and so sorry to hear. His meat is wonderful and so much better than Supervalu.
by Macktheknife
27 Jun 2018, 14:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supervalu
Replies: 18
Views: 14686

Re: Supervalu

Never shop in Supervalu unless it is a complete emergency. Never buy anything that is unwrapped as I don't trust their meat or deli counter (use the butcher in the centre - so much better). Prices are a rip-off and their fruit and veg are disgusting. Only positive comment is that most of the staff a...
by Macktheknife
27 Jun 2018, 12:20
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Window Cleaner
Replies: 0
Views: 1376

Window Cleaner

Desperate for a window cleaner in Donabate. Any recommendations ?