Tree Lighting for Christmas and Santa visit in Fairview

We’re all very excited about the Christmas lights being switch on again this year in Fairview.  Santa is coming to and will say hi to all there.

Join us Friday 29th Nov at 6pm when Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. will switch on the Christmas Lights at the junction of Fairview and Malahide Road (in front of City Cycles).

Get in the Christmas spirit with music, songs, and goodies.  Bring the Children along to meet Santa.  For more information contact Jimmy Bowler 01 33 5610, Sponsored by Bram’s Cafe.

See you there!

Flower Boxes have arrived

FMBA as part of our local improvement initiative are please to announce the arrival of our flower boxes .

These now have been put in place and were delighted to see so many business adding to this with there own window boxes and hanging baskets.


Jimmy Bowler of Brams Cafe  with Rory  Gallagher of Gallagher Quigley estate agents

 Michael Pyne of Costellos Pharmacy with local resident Joe Jackson

Jimmy Bowler of Brams Café 

Matt O Donohoe of O Donohoe Solicitors lending a hand 


Dublin homes to lose water for a day


The disruption will last from 6am to midnight on 30 June.

THOUSANDS OF HOMES in Dublin will see their water supply disrupted at the end of the month to allow for vital repair works.

Dublin City Council sent out a notice today to warn residents that essential works will be carried out on Sunday, 30 June resulting in a reduction in service.

Properties across Donnycarney, Artane, Killester, Coolock, Edenmore, Kilbarrack and their surrounding areas should expect reduced pressures and a loss of supply between 6am and midnight.

The areas most likely to be impacted include:

  • Griffith Ave, from Charlemont to the Malahide Road
  • Malahide Road, from Griffith Ave to Tonlagee Road
  • Tonlagee Road to Kilbarrack Road
  • Kilbarrack Road to the Dublin Road

The local authority said all efforts will be made to carry out the work in the quickest possible time. It apologised for any inconvenience caused and noted there will be a number of mobile tankers in the area.

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Why Fairview & Marino Local Business Needs Social Media

Are you the Local Fairview & Marino business fearful about NOT USING social media

 It is a statement of fact, that social media is a powerful force online that is not going to go away any time soon. Can your local Irish business really afford to ignore it?

I could bombard you with statistics to make the point, but I believe that today most Irish businesses are very aware of the reality of social media either through information viewed online or indeed in the media.

One statistic however always comes to my mind – it took 75 years for the telephone to get 50 million users but today as recently as of last July Facebook had almost 1 billion ACTIVE users. Think about this.

Some people online tout social media as the cure for all business ills – it is not – but used properly social media should and I suggest MUST form part of your overall business marketing strategy – love it or hate it folks. Two important words for you to consider ????


 Since the arrival of the digital age, more and more information has hit us.

In the past we were not distracted as much.

Think about it – back then when you sat down to watch TV for the night, if you did not like ads you changed channel or made a cup of tea. However many of you watched the ads and in your subconscious you were influenced – they had a good chance of doing their job on you because there was little competing distraction. So did newspaper advertisements do their job. Nowadays there are many many distractions.

 This struck me because only yesterday I was in a taxi to the city centre – looking out the window I noticed billboards outside shops, large advertising hoardings etc – but guess what – my iPhone distracted me from all of this offline marketing, because of the simple fact that my iPhone was busily notifying me of tweets and texts and like many many consumers out there my iPhone WON OUT because stuck in traffic I joined in the tweeting and texting. Mentally I had already forgotten the billboards….nor did I look at any more of them…..I was Distracted !!Twitter had my attention and your business could have got my attention on Twitter.

 Now I am not suggesting for a moment folks that traditional off-line marketing is not an essential part of the mix too, but what I am suggesting is that consumers just like me and you are also available online to do business with. Remember bottom line is that your off-line marketing efforts are competing with online distractions – and worse still maybe your competitors are online using social media to distract existing or potential customers away from your business because your business is not there.

I was in the pub the other night, waiting for my nearest and dearest to arrive, and just looking around I noticed not far from me a lady and gentleman sitting separately waiting for their boyfriend girlfriend husband or wife. Guess what ….they were both playing with their smart phones and indeed as I saw later both were on Facebook- that distinctive blue logo clear for all to see – my point is that they could have for all I know on for example the local hairdressers Facebook business page , maybe checking for special offers etc. Maybe they were talking to a friend looking for a recommendation as to where to go after the drink ?? Your business should be up there too.


 By using social media, the bottom line is that you have an opportunity for your business to be visible online. People today – consumers – can easily see – who you are – and more importantly what you or your business or your expertise are all about.

 Like it or hate it, nowadays the fact is that people expect to find you or your business online and in social media. Admittedly there are skills to be learnt sometimes the hard way because if you do not implement a social media strategy correctly, it is not an exaggeration to say that you may be wasting your time.

 However social media used correctly and in a targeted fashion…. your business has the opportunity to be regularly in the consumers eye – reminding them that you have not gone away and are still available for business- with people who are interested in your area of business.

 Remember that social media gives you the opportunity easily to tell people an awful lot about your business – this beats hands down any small little ad in the golden pages. Visibility through social media further gives you the opportunity to promote great products and services, promote special offers, advertise your achievements – the list is endless and up to you.


I started off this post by talking about the telephone. Yes we all need a telephone – but just because we have one does not mean that consumers are going to ring us. It is only a tool !

In bygone days you had to do something more- Marketing – to get people to ring you. Nowadays I suggest that your business needs to use social media too to get consumers new and old to ring you.

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Christmas Tree Lighting

We’re delighted to announce that the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí, will switch on our Christmas lights on the trees in front of City Cycles. We invite everyone to join us for Christmas cheer, Music, carol singing on Friday November 30th for lighting at 6pm.

Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí to switch on the Christmas lights
Where: Junction of Malahide Road and Fairview at City Cycles [map]
When: November 30th, Friday for lighting at 6pm

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See you there!