The new ‘Subway Restaurant & Sandwich Bar,’ this lunchtime celebrated their 9,000th customer, averaging an incredible 290 customers per day visiting their premises, which is situated (See Map Below) on the junction of Friar Street at Westgate & Liberty Square in the town, thus having taking possession of the previously vacant & exited premises known as ‘Hallmark.’
‘Subway,’ officially opened their doors, in Thurles, just 31 days ago, but these customer figures, above stated, are hardly surprising since this premises bakes its own bread, (fresh daily in store,) and prides itself on supplying to its customers a fast, healthy, low calorie menu option.
A family run business, this new & attractive Thurles ‘Subway,’ outlet, with seating to accommodate over 30 people, first opened in December 2012 last, following on from the success of their Nenagh outlet, latter which won the coveted ‘Subway Store of the Year Award,’ in 2011.
The restaurant currently employs nine fully trained staff under Manageress Mary Jane Everitt and where possible, a strict policy exists ensuring all produce sold (e.g. meats & salads etc.) are sourced from within County Tipperary.
There are 9 nutritious Subway Meals on offer, carefully chosen to include a drink, costing just €4.00 or €6.00 inclusive, making this Restaurant & Salad Bar an ideal “port of call,” for local students, business people & their employees, all anxious to combine varied regulated lunch breaks, with shopping in the town.
Already other local shops in the vicinity are reporting increased ‘footfall,’ due to their presence in this area.
‘Subway,’ now also caters for business events, parties etc. both in-store & out from their Thurles outlet.
Information: For further information regarding ‘Subway Services,’ – Telephone 0504-26598.
Note Opening Hours: SUNDAY to THURSDAY – 9.30am – 8.00pm. FRIDAY & SATURDAY – 9.30am – 9.30pm.
Click on the Teacup Marker on Map for directions by road, cycling, driving or hiking.
Aldi Supermarket, situated in Kickham Street here in Thurles, Co.Tipperary, have just announced the stores intended Christmas opening hours in a bid to facilitate their numerous valued customers.
Aldi Christmas 2012 Opening Times Are As Follows:-
Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd December – 9:00am – 9:00pm.
Christmas Eve – 9:00am – 6:00pm.
Christmas Day – Closed.
St Stephen’s Day – Closed.
Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th December – 9:00am – 7:00pm.
Sunday 30th December – 10:00am – 7:00pm.
New Year’s Eve 9.00am – 6.00pm.
New Year’s Day – Closed.
Wednesday 2nd January – 9:00am – 8:00pm.
Note: Talk to us. If you would like to advertise any aspect of your business this Christmas Season, why not Contact Us here on Thurles.Info.
By doing so, you will inform over 1,000 people (Our daily readership) exactly what ‘Goodies,’ you have to offer this Christmas Season.
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Welcome to Aldi Thurles, Co Tipperary and remember their fresh beef, pork, lamb, bacon, chicken and turkey are 100% Irish, 100% Bord Bia Quality Assured and 100% traceable to farms here in the Republic of Ireland, creating Irish employment.
Click on Yellow Basket Tag on Map for Directions by road, cycling, driving or hiking.
A Warm Coal Fire
With November and Winter fast approaching, most families are viewing the cost of fuel prices.
Centenary Co-Op have once again dropped their Coal prices, only while stocks last, in their depots at Ballyduff, Thurles, Templemore, Cashel, Littleton, Loran, Montore and Roscrea.
This also offers the ideal opportunity for all housing estates to form their own little Co-Ops and take advantage of a considerable saving in fuel costs this winter.
Savings are as follows:
Five Bags of Premium Coal plus five bales of Briquettes €84.
Three Bags of Premium Coal plus two bales of Briquettes €47.
One Ton (25 Bags) costs €330 (€13.20 per Bag), while 80 bales of Briquettes cost €264 (€3.30 per Bale).
One Pallet (40 Bags) costs €525 (€13.125 per Bag), while 128 bales of Briquettes cost €422 (€3.296 per Bale).
It should be noted that all fuel is premium grade and is cash collected only.
Click on “Shop Icon” shown on the centre of map hereunder, for directions to Centenary Co-Op, Thurles.
An interesting SSD (Solid-State Drive) Price War has begun in the last few weeks which will hugely benefit technology addicts like ourselves. SSD’s are super-fast hard drives for your PC and their prices have dropped dramactically in the last few weeks. The price war was sparked because of dropping Flash Memory prices and some of the bigger players in the SSD market such as OCZ & Crucial etc have decided to slug it out in an all-out price war in order to become the dominant supplier of these drives. The fact that SSD’s have now broken the €1 per gigabyte mark is fantastic news for consumers and now means that SSDs are almost half the price they were just a short time ago.
What is a Solid State Drive?
An SSD, or Solid-State Drive, is a small 2.5″ hard drive that uses NAND Flash Memory similar to the popular USB sticks that almost everyone uses today and they do not have any moving mechanical parts in them, unlike the traditional spinning-platter Hard Disk Drive (HDD) found in almost every PC today. The traditonal HDDs have a lot of disadvantages when compared to SSDs;
- HDDs have mechanical parts that are prone to wear and tear
- HDD performance varies depending on where the data is stored on the platter
- Dropping a HDD accidentally usually means instant death of the drive
SSDs are superior because they use NAND flash memory so that data access is almost instant no matter where the data is on the drive, this also means never having to defragment your SSD. And with no moving parts they don’t suffer from the wear and tear a normal drive would.
The only slight downside of the SSDs at the moment is their relative storage size when compared to the usual hard drives found in PC’s at the moment. SSDs normally come in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB sizes upward etc. This might sound like a backward step to some people (who download a lot of stuff) but for everyday normal PC users, having a super-fast SSD installed would give your PC a major boost in speed. Imagine Windows and programs loading in seconds, not minutes!
Top 5 SSDs For Your PC or Playstation
I’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 SSDs on Amazon that have, or are currently, dropping rapidly in price. It’ll be well worth checking out how these prices vary over the next few weeks.
#1 Crucial M4 64GB SSD – The Crucial M4 64GB is a great value SSD. Although it’s only 64GB, it is a fast drive with up to 415Mbps read speed. It would be an ideal intro to the world of SSD. The price has dropped to €80 at the moment but that may drop even further.
#2 Crucial M4 128GB SSD – Similar to the one above, except bigger, the Crucial M4 128GB is probably the best deal out there at the moment. Pricewise it’s less than €1/Gigabyte which is great value for this fast SSD. The price has dropped by half and is now approximately €115 at the moment for this M4 128GB but stock is selling fast and prices are likely to vary as they become more scarce.
#3 OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD – OCZ drives are reliable and fast SSD. At 120GB it is a decent size with fast performance to match. The price is also approximately €115 at the moment.
#4 Corsair Force 120GB SSD – This Corsair Force SSD offers sequential read speeds of up to 550 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 510 MB/s. The price is also approximately €115 for this drive and also likely to vary over the coming days and weeks.
#5 OCZ Vertex 4 128GB – This Vertex 4 is one of the latest ones released by OCZ, which is why it is more expensive than the other ones mentioned here, but it does offer up to 535 Mb/sec sequential read speeds. The price is approximately €150 which is a lot more expensive than the others, but it is one to watch over the next few weeks as it’s likely to drop down in price soon, fingers crossed.
Remember, if you do happen to order one of these SSDs from Amazon, remember to select the FREE Super Saver Delivery option at the checkout for the free shipping.
Bord Na Mona 20% Deal
The Bord Na Móna factory in Littleton, Thurles is doing a good deal at the moment by having a 20% off Loose Briquettes deal. This means that you can get loose briquettes for €146 per tonne while stocks last.
Many people are taking advantage of this deal and are stocking up on fuel for the coming winter. Of course you will have to transport the loose briquettes from the Littleton factory yourself. So, if you have a tow-hitch on your car and can get a loan of a trailer for a couple of hours, you can avail of this 20% off offer too. I got a trailer full myself this week and it only cost €62 for that load, which is a pretty good deal.
Remember you will have to weigh-in at the weigh-bridge and then pay when you weigh-out.