Happy Halloween! The Queen Of Hearts is playing chess outside Easons here today ! Not sure it's a good idea to beat her....
Time to begin the long goodbye to the 1c & 2c coin. Tomorrow (28th October) sees the start of the Central Bank's 'Rounding' campaign which encourages retailers and consumers alike to 'round up' or 'round down' when buying/selling at the till.
Put simply: if the price ends in 1,2,6,7 you round down (to nearest 5c). If it ends in 3,4,8,9 you round up to the nearest 5c). €9.99, becomes €10 for example and you won't be given any change. €9.96 becomes €9.95 and you'll not pay the extra 1c. This all only applies to cash transactions from tomorrow onwards. It's all voluntary but we think its a good idea.
Got it ? Great!
Have you tried the fiendishly tasty Toffee Apple muffin in BBs yet ? Especially for Halloween, they are 'to die for' !
We've a whole mid-term of fun here at The Showgrounds. First Class Castles will be here all week from Bank Holiday Monday (26th) through to Thursday 29th. Then, on Friday 30th October, in celebration of Halloween we've a whole day of FREE kids events including the following:
- Beat FM Live Roadshow from the Centre 10am - 1pm, including the Beat Fleet
- Free Bouncy Castles
- Special Toddlers soft play area for the day
- Temporary Tattoo artist
- Eason's 'Mad Hatter's Tea Party'
- Story telling
- Giant on-mall games (Jenga, Chess etc)
- Face Painting
All of Friday is FREE and even some of the stores are dressing up in costume for the day!
Discretionary donations made on the day will be for Motor-Neurone Disease, locally.