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IKEA fever hits Northern Ireland December 19, 2007

Posted by Rambling Man in General Bloggery, Ireland & the Irish.
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It is with strong interest that I note the opening of the first IKEA store on the island of Ireland – just outside Belfast to be precise. Of course, we say “Island of Ireland” so the eejits in Dublin who have taken donkey’s years to sort out the planning won’t feel so bad that the store in Dublin is still some time* away from the first sod even being turned.

IKEA of course isn’t just all about flat pack furniture ! It has bedding, kitchenalia, toys, stuff like picture frames, complete bedrooms and toilets, garden ware … whatever you’re having yourself ! I defy anyone to go and not be intrigued and a little hooked ! A store that makes €28 billion a year can’t be that bad huh ?

They are also great shops to go to with kids – there’s plenty of activities for them to do and some of the bigger stores have playrooms where the kids can be deposited … you might even find swings and slides placed sporadically around the stores too. Interesting to note that they are all franchises too so standards could differ.

So go to IKEA – my Swedish wife can just about contain herself until the Dublin one opens … by the time that happens our one year old daughter will be old enough to drive us there !

* some time = years

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1. Rachel - December 20, 2007

I love IKEA, we have one coming in the spring.

I believe you are mt first Irish reader, I visited Dublin last December.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

2. Rambling Man - December 20, 2007

thanks for stopping by rachel

3. (un)relaxeddad - December 23, 2007

IKEA! The only problem with a lot of their furniture is that if you have one seriously nice piece put next to an IKEA set of shelves or whatever, some of them can they suddenly look exactly as cheap as they are. Having said that, IKEA has gradually invaded our household in a number of areas, especially the kitchen.

But a trip to IKEA is always a trek!


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