I am sure Thurles residents and our readers have already noticed that this year; in particular, there is a huge difference in the prices charged for a very basic fuel item; that ever handy bale of Bord na Móna peat briquettes.
The most expensive prices charged this year appear to be at some petrol filling stations, obviously taking advantage of consumers who are rushing, and prepared to part with €4.95 per bale.
However if you organise yourself and you are prepared to make a second stop on your journey, one bale of exactly the same product can be purchased from Centenary Co-Op for just €3.85, an obvious colossal saving of €1.10 per single bale.
With a cold spell being promised this week by Met Éireann and the final remnants of my last year’s remaining fuel supply now almost depleted, this unbelievable price difference took me on a short trip around town today to seek out the cheapest fuel source and hereunder are my findings.
While tempted, I will not name and shame the many overpriced outlets in the town, but I will point out where you can get the best deal coming up to Christmas; latter that period of the year when money needs to be more elasticated, before departing from now permanently open wallets and purses.
Thurles Centenary Co-Op, Brittas Road, Thurles once again this year are offering the best deals retailing winter fuel: see prices hereunder based on recognised quality fuel products.
Coal 40kg bag – Premium Polish Coal – now €17.25 or buy 5 bags for €85.00.
Briquettes per Bale – now €3.85 or 3 Bales for just €10.95.
Of course if your finances are in a position to buy in greater bulk, Premium Polish Coal can be purchased, per tonne, at €395.00, while a tonne of Briquettes can be purchased for €284.00, thus making even greater savings.
Other special offers can be found also at Centenary Co-Op; e.g. 5 bags Premium Polish Coal with 4 bales of briquettes – €96.00 or 3 bags Premium Polish Coal with 2 bales of briquettes – €56.00.
Note: All products can be collected from their Agri yard situated at Brittas Road, [Map Ref ] Thurles, on the Templemore road, just as you exit north of Thurles town.