snatch Registered User
#16

There was an ad in this week's Argus saying that Jonesborough was closed until 2006 at the earliest. However, there is a new banner hanging from one of the overpasses on the M1 at Drogheda saying that Jonesborough is open on Sundays as usual.

I have no idea what's going on but a quick trip on Sunday will tell all...

andrew1977 Registered User
#17

cheers snatch

will put in an appearance on sunday afternoon and fill the boot with goodies

only time will tell whats on offer

Mr Magnolia Moderator
#18

Yeash, it's definitely open, I'll be there myself. Enjoy your haggling!

woody Banned
#19

Why the hell would you want to go to that kip and sonner it is closed the better it is a disgrace full of Itenerants and Scum selling fireworks to children, illegal material and even guns.

Close it down and stop the funding of terrorism and crime that it produces.

andrew1977 Registered User
#20

Hi all

Made the trip across the border yesterday to Jonesboro

I have never seen it as busy ,place was packed , in full swing as per the old days

Massive amount of fireworks for sale up there (its legal cross border) ,plus all the normal merchandise on sale also

I see the forcing of it to close has really worked ..yeah right

sandyg Registered User
#21

It was like Christmas Eve there. It was the busiest ive ever seen it. Noticed the sign at Ravensdale enterance "Jonesborough Markets Open sunday and every sunday". Nobody seems to know what is going to happen to it.

woody Banned
#22

andrew1977
Hi all

Made the trip across the border yesterday to Jonesboro

I have never seen it as busy ,place was packed , in full swing as per the old days

Massive amount of fireworks for sale up there (its legal cross border) ,plus all the normal merchandise on sale also

I see the forcing of it to close has really worked ..yeah right


It is not legal to sell fireworks in NI you have to be licensed to do so and the scum there are defying a court order and also it is set to be shut down for good soon a cross border operation with both police forces is underway

andrew1977 Registered User
#23

Joint cross border police operation ...i will believe it when i see it !!

dont hold your breath on that score...u will be turning purple rather quickly !!

sorry,wish i had more faith in either police organisations

**Timbuk2** Moderator
#24

I heard a rumour that it was going close down after Halloween when they have all their fireworks sold, mightn't be true though

MDTyKe Registered User
#25

Wont ever believe it. They have been closing Jonesboro for the past 50 years (kidding) 'for good' and you can bet it'll be open the next Sunday. Sure if they are kicked out by the PSNI, just run 10m to the left into ROI and they can't do anything.

Matt

Richard Registered User
#26

MDTyKe
Wont ever believe it. They have been closing Jonesboro for the past 50 years (kidding) 'for good' and you can bet it'll be open the next Sunday. Sure if they are kicked out by the PSNI, just run 10m to the left into ROI and they can't do anything.

Matt


The two forces are working more closely these days. If they both get their acts together they could well do it.

Richard Registered User
#27

DMC
Yes, but you don't see the amount of pirate DVD/CD-ROM's in Clougher that you did in Jonesborough.

Though Clougher is in an interesting spot, for the PSNI to get there, they have to go into the Republic, something they don't do often....


Are you sure?:

http://www.viamichelin.com/viamichelin/gbr/dyn/controller/mapPerformPage?strAddress=&strCP=&strLocation=Clougher&strCountry=1138&image2.x=12&image2.y=10

I know it's near "The Border Bite" but I don't think it's cut off.

In any case, I didn't think that the PSNI could cross the border on normal operations (similarly for the Garda).

Once. however, I did see a Garda officer directing traffic in Northern Ireland. It was a few metres over the border and he was alerting motorists of an accident. He had taken his hat off, so I presume he was acting in a private capacity until the PSNI arrived. Common sense really, as there could have been further accidents had he not been there.

DMC Registered User
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Nedermeyer Registered User
#29

Just a note to Woody there (anti-fun minister on this thread it appears) what is wrong with goin up the north to buy fireworks, just because our own government don't trust us enough so they make them illegal? Are you sure you're not working for the government? It seems to me you're supporting the fact that Bertie and Co. barely trust us with a fckn sparkler!!

**Timbuk2** Moderator
#30

I have no problem buying fireworks in the north. I have no problem with fireworks.

I have a problemm with Bertie making them illegal though

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