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KanyesVest Sun 15-Jan-17 21:17:57

Has anyone been? What's there? I need a couple of small things from the marketplace but I'm not sure I can cope with the Finglas expedition so hoping Carrickmines will be worth a punt.

DodoRevival Sun 15-Jan-17 21:21:47

It's near the Currys.

It doesn't have stock there - there's a few rooms set up and you can buy some small items there

There's a €15 charge for delivery - regardless of what you order.

KanyesVest Sun 15-Jan-17 21:27:38

Ah, ok, I thought they had a small marketplace too. I'd happily pay the delivery charge to avoid finglas if I could buy online and have it delivered to Carrickmines but that doesn't seem possible.

DodoRevival Sun 15-Jan-17 21:27:50

Thats to deliver to the store. So you have to return to carrickmines to collect on another day.

DodoRevival Sun 15-Jan-17 21:30:29

You order in Carrickmines (well the staff do it), and it gets delivered there for you to collect.

So it's a bit like ordering online. Except for the having to go in to the Carrickmines store to order!!!

TimTamTerrier Sun 15-Jan-17 23:18:34

My brother thinks that they have only opened it as a foot in the door to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown planning to get a big store, and they don't actually need it to be a money-making entity. Which sort of makes sense as when I went in to have a look around it seemed entirely pointless. The big Ikea shops have lots of signs telling you how the Ikea system works and how to buy stuff and have helpful-ish staff, the one in Carrickmines has no information, the staff practically stampede away from you if you go near them and that things that you can buy aren't the things that I want to buy. I haven't bothered going in again since the first visit despite driving past it every day on the school run.

KanyesVest Mon 16-Jan-17 00:34:30

Sounds about right, timtam, for the planning foot hold.

I get overwhelmed over there and in tk maxx so I was hoping to avoid the main store but I may have to just woman up to get my baskets.

hollyisalovelyname Wed 18-Jan-17 15:17:04

It's really stupid.
A complete waste of space
Why not open a big store like the one in Ballymun?
If it were me I'd put one on the border of Galway Offaly to open it up to a wider market. Plus it would give great employment.
Perhaps Birr ?

TimTamTerrier Wed 18-Jan-17 16:31:36

They want to open a big one holly, but Dun Laoghaire Rathdown have a maximum permitted square footage for shops and a standard sized Ikea is far too big. They've been trying over over a decade to get permission (I think mostly in Cherrywood) because southside is a very lucrative market, and they keep getting turned down by DLR. I don't know why they don't try getting permission for somewhere in North Wicklow near the M50 or Tallaght, maybe they have tried there as well.

KanyesVest Wed 18-Jan-17 16:35:13

Didn't an bord pleannala have to give special permission for the finglas site though? I think it's a national limit on the square footage. I agree holly, you'd imagine somewhere in the Midlands would be good for them.

TimTamTerrier Wed 18-Jan-17 16:54:52

Ah, a national limit would make more sense for why they're not trying in other places too.

They always build in areas with high population density, I don't think they'd get the footfall that they need anywhere outside of Dublin, except perhaps Cork.

DodoRevival Wed 18-Jan-17 16:58:16

Yes it's a national limit. I'm sure there were all sorts of clauses in the special permission for Ballymum including the road access.

One in the Midlands or near Galway does seem sensible.

That said, the Carrickmines store does seem to have people buying there whenever I've been near it.

hollyisalovelyname Wed 18-Jan-17 17:11:27

Dun Laoire Rathdown planning decisions !!!
Ha ha.
Two words:-
The Library
in Dun Laoire.
I'm an Northsider but when I walk the pier there.... Sweet Jesus.....who allowed that monstrosity?

KanyesVest Wed 18-Jan-17 17:50:52

I think I'm the only person in Dublin who loves the lexicon grin

hollyisalovelyname Wed 18-Jan-17 18:14:35

Have you seen it from the pier?

KanyesVest Wed 18-Jan-17 18:54:26

Yep. Still like it

DodoRevival Wed 18-Jan-17 23:32:23

I like the lexicon!!!

hollyisalovelyname Thu 19-Jan-17 07:39:38

Noooo sadIt is so ugly.
SOCODU even the library is termed Lexicon.
smile

MrsDustyBusty Thu 19-Jan-17 08:18:25

I love it. I love the way it used an unusual and quite awkward site and turned it into a terrific space. I love how imposing it is. It's great to see a council with the courage to create a community resource that isn't a whimpering apology. I love how it links the metals and George's St making it accessible. Love the massive window to see the whole bay out to Howth. The mix of materials, I think it's great.

chartreuse Thu 19-Jan-17 17:11:09

I love the Lexicon, I totally agree MrsDusty, I admire DLR for being brave and not building some Victorian pastiche. Have you been inside Holly? It's a beautiful space, it's open on Sundays now too.

hollyisalovelyname Thu 19-Jan-17 17:19:03

I've been in it.
What a waste of a spectacular view.
There should be views across the bay from all floors.
It looks so out of place.
We'll have to agree to differ.

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