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  • Registered Users Posts: 383 ✭✭ Metalpanic


    Seems to be a group of fake carol singers going around estates in the village. While 2 are singing at the front door there is another checking side gates. Best keep an eye if anyone calls to the door.



  • Registered Users Posts: 686 ✭✭✭ CUCINA


    After years of Supervalue "take-it-or-leave-it", how are we getting on with a choice now of two more supermarkets? At a point in time, typically, the SV car park always seems pretty full still, less so with Lidl and Aldi.

    Personally, I tend to alternate between SV and Lidl...SV for the quality/favourite brands and Lidl for the less cramped aisles, and a browse round the hardware/gadget shelves. Tried Aldi's but haven't been "hooked" yet.

    I still have a residue of resentment about how Supervalue blocked competition for so long but I have to admit there is definitely a warmer, friendlier shopping experience there compared to Lidl's. The latter seems more impersonal and there always to be just a skeleton staff.

    Each to their own, I suppose...but it's great to have a choice and having three supermarkets really helps the buzz of the town.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,664 ✭✭✭ rizzee


    I'd agree. To be honest, I've only been into Aldi 2 or 3 times. I live up the Lidl side of the village but I'd say I'm 60/40 split shopping in Lidl compared to SV.


    Always nice to have the options.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,653 ✭✭✭ ciaran76


    Same I split between the 3 shops depending on certain goods that only SV has.

    But I would say I am 40/40 Lidl/Aldi and last 20 on SV.

    Staff in both Lidl and Alid seem fine to me but I would say I would be there every 2nd day so more likely to get to recognise you.



  • Registered Users Posts: 729 ✭✭✭ GeneHunt


    I'm also split between the 3 shops, again it does depend on certain goods that only Aldi, Lidl or SuperValu have and I would say I am 60/30/10 between Aldi/Lidl and SuperValu. I'm also glad Aldi and Lidl are located in the village, as I do remember Lidl was planning on building where the new school is currently getting built on the Dublin Road next to the Willows. I find it so handy as I can park in Aldi, do the majority of my shopping in Aldi, then walk over to Lidl for a few things and even get some eggs from the machine outside the EuroMart on the way back to the car!

    I was put off by Lidl for the first year or so after it opened here, but the ques at the tills has improved a lot in the last year or so.

    I do agree with the comments from CUCINA about the "residue of resentment" for Supervalu blocking the competition for so long, I always thought it was very short sighted of SuperValu, as I could see SuperValu in Trim was still busy with Lidl there and then followed with Aldi.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2 TJ Valentine


    I heard a rumour a while back that Tesco Metro/ Express coming to town?



  • Registered Users Posts: 383 ✭✭ Metalpanic


    Pretty significant build size wise. Seems an odd place to build it too.

    https://www.eplanning.ie/MeathCC/AppFileRefDetails/212334/0



  • Registered Users Posts: 729 ✭✭✭ GeneHunt


    Well that not going to be a Tesco Express!! 😂

    Interesting development alright, two manufacturing buildings, so that's the last leg of the link road from the Willows also shown



  • Registered Users Posts: 383 ✭✭ Metalpanic


    Nope not the kinda shopping I would need to do. Not in the market for precast concrete so often! Yes link road shown in the planning. I don't know if the builder across the road will object or do a deal on materials lol.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,653 ✭✭✭ ciaran76


    I think the Tesco would have been where the development on the opposite side of the above planning application.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 729 ✭✭✭ GeneHunt


    Ah there's been rumours of a Tesco Express coming to Dunshaughlin since Adam was a boy, the latest one I heard, was in the current development beside The Arch Bar.



  • Registered Users Posts: 383 ✭✭ Metalpanic


    Yep I heard that one too and before that where the Auto Shop is.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2 TJ Valentine


    The commercial unit in the development beside Arch Bar is quite sizeable by the looks of it. Had a peep in when walking dog.



  • Registered Users Posts: 729 ✭✭✭ GeneHunt


    I see on Dunshaughlin Grapevine, that there's going to "Watermain Works" on the main street of Dunshaughlin, starting on the 21st February 2022, with approximately 3 month duration. the work is to start on the Dublin side of the village, outside St. Seachnall National School and work their way through the village and finish at Dunshaughlin Motor Company.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,664 ✭✭✭ rizzee


    The 10KM race is back on the 18th June - registration will open on the Pop Up Races site at 6pm today (19/02)



  • Registered Users Posts: 729 ✭✭✭ GeneHunt


    I see on Meath Chronicle this morning that Irish Water are going to be doing additional works in Dunshaughlin from end of May to end of June.

    "The additional works, which will take place from St Seachnalls National School

    to the Church of Saint Patrick and Seachnall, will start at the end of May and

    are expected to be completed by the end of June 2022."




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