IKEA fever hits Northern Ireland December 19, 2007Posted by Rambling Man in General Bloggery, Ireland & the Irish.
Tags: Belfast, IKEA
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