Advertisement
If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email Niamh on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
New AMA with a US police officer (he's back!). You can ask your questions here

Ballina

  • 28-11-2006 12:56pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 2,206 gustavo


    Hi
    I was working in Ballina last year for 5 months , Now im heading back to t he same company for another few months , was just wondering if much has changed in the last year or so , ie new pubs and clubs , shopping developments etc , Also is the Western People the best place to look for accomodation ,
    Thanks


Comments

  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,991 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument


    A Pennys outlet is due to open early next year, and Longnecks nightclub was revamped and repopened. The roads are in a mess at the moment with the current laying of new pipes all around the town, this includes some road closures.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 74 ✭✭✭ glitter-bug


    The roads are a DISASTER! Traffic is really bad and people are very cross and cranky so be warned, stop to let people out and they honk you, if you dont stop you get the finger, either way its not pleasant. Although they are meant to be stopping road works tomorrow for the christmas.... fingers crossed!

    Pennys is due in Spring, its nearly built which is very exciting for the concerned shopper!

    Quattro has its nightclub although the bar is better than the club, and your better off staying away from long necks on a saturday night.:eek:

    Cant think of any other new and exciting things in Ballina.... nothing ever happens :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,206 gustavo


    Thanks all!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,994 Redhairedguy


    Ballina is great.. It should be made the new captial city... of the world!


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,839 ✭✭✭✭ Darko


    Ballina is great.. It should be made the new captial city... of the world!


    It will be once you get yourself down here.


  • Advertisement
  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,991 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument


    Darko, you really lighten the place up. :rolleyes:
    Cant think of any other new and exciting things in Ballina.... nothing ever happens :(

    That's why I love Dublin. In the first few weeks of moving to the big smoke, just down the road a bit a woman was burned to death in her car, meanwhile just over the river drug dealers were found with an MP5 in their house... then in the months following loads of shootings - it's great!

    Really, Ballina and many apparently ****ty mid-size towns around the country are far better then many people think.

    Compare it with Dublin's commuter belt – far larger towns but with less or no schools, playschools, shops/supermarkets, cinemas screens, parks, playgrounds, rivers, beaches etc etc.

    Ballina might be further away from Dublin but there are higher populated commuter areas with fewer daily buses going to the city and no rail link to be seen. And people don’t often get stuck in the type of traffic that makes what should be ‘just down the road’ turn into hours.

    Here's a list I made on another thread, making it surprised me...
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=51098048&postcount=19


Advertisement