The time has come to move out, head to college and try to fend for yourself. Starting your first year of college can be a daunting thought. So we at Limerick One Shopping Park have made a list of the top 9 college essentials that every student needs.
Make your life easier and make the most out of what little space you’ll have in your room with a trip to The Range. Under the bed roll-out organizers are great for extra jackets or shoes. Hanging shelves are perfect for underwear and socks, and desk organizers are great for school supplies or makeup.
2. The little things
This probably isn't as important as food, but it might just save you some night when you’re wondering what to do with your friends and have no money to go to the student bar. A deck of cards, Monopoly and Cludo are a great way to keep you and your pals entertained. Smyths have a wide variety of board games that are great for late nights, eating pizza and making the memories you will cherish looking back on your college days.
3. Unpredictable weather
Going to college here in Ireland, we should all be prepared for any type of weather. So pack your winter woollies, hot water bottles and a spare blanket for those cold days. Expect plenty of rainy days, so an umbrella is a great investment that will fit right into your pocket or handbag. Last but not least, a good pair of shoes is essential and will get you through the rain, snow and those frosty mornings. If you forgot to pack any of the above make sure to stop by Next, Dunnes Stores, Dorothy Perkins or Burton they will have all your college wear essentials and more.
4. There's always one
Whether its earphones, a phone charger or a laptop charger, you will surely manage to forget at least one! Having a spare pair of earphones in your accommodation is a good idea. That way you’ll never be without your music. A USB stick is something that will be your saving grace when you’re working from college computers and need to keep your files on you. Another must-have for college is a portable USB charger. These are lifesavers on long days for when your phone dies. Stop by Maplin and grab all your earphones, headphones and charger needs, they always have great student deals too.
Packing for college means having to find a duvet, pillow, sheets and the list can go on. The start of the new college year is a great time to shop around as plenty of stores within Limerick One stock up on college essentials. The Range and Harry Corry have an amazing selection of homeware bargains. This includes cushions, fairy lights and storage boxes, along with bath mats, pillows and duvets. Who said your room can't be as stylish as your wardrobe?
Maplin have handpicked the very best laptops and tablets for college students and have a great range of accessories to go with them. Whether you’re after a budget laptop for basic work, or something a little more advanced for running large applications like Photoshop; they’ve got you covered. Their laptops offer you the biggest savings, and gives you even more spec for your money.
7. A good value bag
Between your laptop, books and notepads; it can feel like you're going back to secondary school carrying around a heavy bag. That's why a good value bag is important to make your life that little bit easier. There are some great options from Life Style and Sports Direct that are very affordable ranging from the €19.99 to €29.99. It may not be on the top of your college essential list, but it might just come in handy when you least expect it.
8. Student cooking
There’s a tonne of info online and studentrecipes.com is a good start. Check out the BBC Good Food website; it’s always a winner. With easy to follow instructions and simple ingredients, you can be sure to be provided with nutritious meals that won't break the bank. Argos has a wide variety of George Forman grills ranging from €21.44 - €99.99 and nutri bullets to get you through your college year without surviving on take always and pot noodles.
Now that you’ve got all the college essentials, you’ll be one hundred percent ready for your first year and some essentials might just bring you through to the very end. It’s true what they say, these will be some of the best years of your life so make sure to make the most of it.
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Limerick One Shopping Park hosted a Back to School family event on Saturday August 26th. It was a great day of fun and activities for children of all ages with Limerick Live 95fm on site for the day.
Children enjoyed the facepainting and prizes given away by Limerick Live 95fm. They set up their DJ in the window of Maplin where they played music, linked back to the radio show in the studio and interacted with the crowd at the event playing games and giving away prizes donated from different retailers in the shopping Park.
Take a look at our gallery of photos below and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more upcoming events in 2017.
Going on holidays is the highlight of the year and we can often get a bit over excited as the departure date approaches and forget the essentials. To avoid this from happening and to give you a helping hand, we at the Limerick One Shopping Park have rounded up our top holiday essentials to help you when you’re making those all-important checklists!
Whether you're off on holiday or a city break, the collection of suitcases and luggage accessories available from The Range will allow you to travel safe and in style. The Range have the world's lightest quilted four wheel suitcase in a variety of different colours, ideal cases for those airline baggage weight restrictions.
Electronics can take up a lot of space in your bag so only bring the essentials you will definitely use while you are on holidays. We recommend you pack a mini speaker, portable phone charger and Universal plug adapter all of which can be found at Maplins. If your flight, train journey or boat trip is over 2 or 3 hours, stop by Argos and grab a mini laptop or iPad to watch movies on to pass the time…you will thank yourself!
Want a break from technology while on holiday? Why not pick up some good old fashioned family board games from Smyths. Get hours of entertainment playing monopoly, cluedo or snakes and ladders, plenty of fun for the whole family to enjoy and no charger necessary.
From strapped sandals and cut out swimsuits to maxi dresses and everything in between, you're sure to find a look you'll love from the wide selection of ladies fashion stores in the Limerick One Shopping Park.
Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, Evans and Next have a variety of sizzling summer styles that will make that big summer holiday shop a stress free experience and kick start your clothing collection for those hotter climates.
Going on an action packed adventure holiday? Dive into your holiday shop at Life Style Sports and Sports Direct with the latest sports born, street worn fashion you will find everything you need and more. From festivals to road trips and cliff diving, they have got the coolest threads for guys and girls to rock summer holidays in style.
You may be going to a different country but you’ll appreciate bringing a piece of home with you. Pop into Dunnes Stores and pick up your trusted brand of teabags and if you can’t live without your McCambridges in the morning, bring a few packs and store them in your hotel room fridge!
Before you jet off, head to Boots and pick up some fly repellent spray, stomach soothers and painkillers. Most importantly, don’t forget your Sun cream to keep the burn at bay! We know us Irish can’t hack the strong rays of sunshine although we would like to think we can.
This penultimate tip is a big one as, without these necessities, you won’t be heading anywhere but home: check and check again that you have your money, your passport and of course your travel documentation, it is still worth bringing a printed copy of your passport, insurance documents and boarding passes. Keep these all on hand and then you’ll be able to remember the most important thing…
To enjoy your holiday!
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With Father’s Day fast approaching, we decided to lend a helping hand and suggest a few special Father’s Day present ideas for the main man in your life. Instead of the usual pair of socks, or a star wars mug, give your Dad that extra special gift that he deserves.
Mark your calendars, Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 18th! What a fantastic excuse to fire up the grill and spend some quality time in the sunshine this weekend! Got everything you need for the Barbeque? The Range will make sure you are covered, they have all your outdoor cooking needs for easily affordable prices.
So many dads say they don’t need a gift or they’re happy with anything but we think they need to be spoiled. We’ve created a Father’s Day gift guide to help you all out this year.
Whatever way your dad enjoys listening to his music, let him do it in style with this amazing antique-styled Record, CD and Cassette Player from The Range! Let your dad enjoy his favorite music from years gone by, allow him to mix and match CDs, vinyl and tape cassettes all at once!
He can even plug in some headphones if he wants to keep the volume down. There is a fine selection of head phones available from Maplin in a fantastic range of prices to suit every budget.
There’s plenty to choose from to spoil your Dad at Boots. Save up to half price on selected men’s toiletries, electrical or fragrance. There’s so much to choose from, why not treat your dad this Father’s Day and also receive 300 Points for yourself when you buy 3 selected No7 men’s products.
Whether your dad goes camping out in the wilderness, or mountain biking on a dirt track or even fishing on a lake Argos is sure to equip him for fun in the outdoors. There is a fantastic selection of items over in The Range including tents, camping accessories, camping furniture and blow up mattresses.
From bright vests and swim shorts that can be effortlessly paired together, versatile plimsolls that work with everything and statement print tees and smarter polo shirts for evenings out. Make sure your dad’s summer wardrobe is taken care this Father’s Day with some help from Burton.
Burton offers a great range of men's suits and smarts, they also have essentials including jeans and t-shirts for men in a host of fresh new designs. There is 50% off a wide selection of different items right now, ideal for stylish dads with a good eye for top brands.
If your Dad is a fitness fanatic, or just getting started, there is something for every dad at every level of fitness. Drop by Sports Direct and check out the latest range of men’s trainers on offer at incredible prices. They stock an amazing selection of trainers for every season from the latest fashion Nike trainers to the gym bag essentials.
Or why not get your dad the new Lions Home jersey and training range at LifeStyle Sports. Make sure he’s kitted out for the next big match.
From sailing paper boats down the gutter to piloting remote controlled boats that can reach up to 80 km/h, dads all over the world become experts when piloting miniature planes, trains or automobiles... and now, drones. Why not get your dad his first drone at Maplin? There are drones to suit all levels of flying capability, plus they are low-cost, easy to operate and durable enough to survive multiple mishaps.
If your dad is an aspiring gardener you might want to stop by Argos for their incredible DIY and Garden Sale. Choose from their wide selection of lawnmowers, green houses, garden power tools, garden furniture and so much more. Help make your dads gardening hobby that little bit easier and more enjoyable.
Find a selection of seeds, bulbs, pots, plants and flower beds over at The Range garden centre. The Range has everything your dad will need to transform his outdoor space into the garden of his dreams. Help your dad this Father’s Day and assist him grow the garden he always wanted.
Still not quite sure what to get your dad for Father’s Day drop into Dunnes Stores where they have a fantastic selection of items that are ideal for dads that are always on the go. They have a range of gifts from bicycle repair kits, to manicure sets, shoe shine kits to cufflinks and so much more.
We love that there’s a day carved out just for the leading men in our lives and at Limerick One Shopping Park we want to help you show your dad just how much you appreciate him.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and Granddads!
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For many, festival season is the best time of year. After a long year of hard work and indoor hibernation, we all crave open fields, good music and great friends. We want to drench your festival experience with more fun and less stress, because we know that being prepared for every possibility is the key to festival survival. With great prices and high quality products you can pick up all your essentials at the Limerick One Shopping Park for all your festival needs.
Pick up all your camping and festival needs in Argos, from tents for two people to parties of five or more, sleep under the stars on their cosy airbeds and sleeping bags. Not to mention a wide range of options for those colder nights and bumpy ground. For emergencies pick up a powerbank for essential wireless charging and a portable speaker for entertainment in between performances in Maplin. Whether hitting the beach or rocking up at a festival The Range has got you covered, get comfy with fantastic foldaway camping chairs and tables, perfect for picnics and barbecues. Explore nature and the wilderness with torches, lanterns and other quality camping equipment at The Range too.
You don’t need to look like you’re mountaineering to stay warm and dry. The best investment anyone going to a festival can make is a simple North Face Gore-Tex rain jacket that you can pick up from Lifestyle Sports, an excellent investment that will last for festivals in years to come. Boots is the one stop shop for all your toiletry needs and let’s not forget a quick pop into Dunnes Store to grab your screw top aluminium water bottle. It will keep your drinks hot or cold and can be used time and time again. They rarely leak or break, can clip on to your bag or belt and last all summer long.
Forgetting one important thing could put a serious dampener on proceedings (literally!) so we advise that you pack your bag well in advance to avoid any last-minute meltdowns. Put together a checklist of festival essentials to make packing easy and let you chill out for longer. Grab a coffee and a muffin from Costa Coffee and hit the road for the weekend!
Limerick One It’s all here for you
Limerick One Shopping Park, formerly Childers Road Retail Park relaunched on Easter Monday with exciting Family Fun Day
Speaking at the renaming, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon said: “I’m delighted that the new owners are showing confidence in the retail market in Limerick and investing in the Childers Road Retail Park, or as it is now called, Limerick One. Since the purchase there has been a renaissance of the park with the opening of The Range and most recently Sports Direct. Limerick One is one of country’s most successful retail destinations and is the largest Retail Park outside of Dublin. I would like to wish the park success with the rebranding to Limerick One and all the best for the future”
Following the ribbon cutting there was fun for all of the family with activities available such as face painters, kids play bus, an Easter scavenger hunt, competitions and so much more. The Spin South West Road Show broadcast from the park and their Spini crew were on hand giving away prizes and goodie bags throughout the day.
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Notes to editor
Limerick One Shopping Park is located at the junction of Childers Road and Bloodmill Road, easily accessible from exit 29 on the M7 motorway, and via the N24 towards the city.
Retailers are Limerick One:
Dunnes Stores | Wallis | Argos | The Range | Life Style Sports | Boots | Dorothy Perkins | Burton | Maplin | Smyths Toys | Harry Corry | KFC | Costa Coffee I Pizza Hut | Evans | Sports Direct | Next | Planet Health Club
Limerick One Shopping Park has 1,200 free car parking spaces.
At Limerick One Shopping Park, it’s all here for you. Retailers at the park include Dunnes Stores, Argos, Next, Sportsdirect, Smyths Toys, The Range, Boots and Lifestyle Sports amongst others. Chill out after the Family Fun Day with food at KFC or Pizza Hut or why not grab a coffee at Costa Coffee.
Parking won’t be a hassle with over 1,200 free car parking spaces available to shoppers. Limerick One Shopping Park is located at the junction of Childers Road and Bloodmill Road, easily accessible from exit 29 on the M7 motorway, and via the N24 towards the city.
Limerick One Shopping Park, formerly Childers Road Retail Park relaunches on Easter Monday with an exciting Family Fun Day
Special Guest appearance by former Irish International Donncha O’Callaghan
To celebrate the Grand Opening of Limerick One Shopping Park, a FREE family fun day will take place on Easter Monday April 17th from 12pm – 3.30pm.
Ex Irish International and Munster rugby player Donnacha O’Callaghan, is the special guest on the day. He will be cutting the ribbon at circa 1pm to formerly launch the new Limerick One Shopping Park (formally known as Childers Road Retail Park). Donncha will also be signing t-shirts and rugby balls which the public can win through competitions run on the day. He might even jump in a selfie or two.
Fun for all the family this Easter Monday there will be balloons, face painters, a kid play bus, an Easter scavenger hunt, competitions and so much more. Bring along the whole family to meet the Spin South West Road Show, who will be broadcasting live from Limerick One Shopping Park. The Spini crew will also be on hand giving away prizes and goodie bags throughout the day.
At Limerick One Shopping Park, it’s all here for you. Retailers at the park include Dunnes, Argos, Next, Sportsdirect, Smyths Toys, The Range, Boots and Lifestyle Sports amongst others. Chill out after the Family Fun Day with food at KFC or Pizza Hut or why not grab a coffee at Costa Coffee.
Parking won’t be a hassle as there are over 1,200 free car parking spaces. Limerick One Shopping Park is located at the junction of Childers Road and Bloodmill Road, easily accessible from exit 29 on the M7 motorway, and via the N24 towards the city.
For further information on the day visit www.limerickone.ie or the Limerick One Facebook page.
For further information on Limerick One Shopping Park or information on the Family Fun Day on April 17th contact Michelle Morrisroe Senior Account Manager, CMS Marketing email@example.com / 087 9645272
Over recent months, we have had some changes happening taking place. We are delighted to announce that we are now under new ownership and have a brand-new name, Limerick One Shopping Park. Over the coming months, we will have lots of news to share. We will be posting regular Blogs so that you can keep up to date with the latest news and offers each of our retailers have. Don’t forget to Like our Facebook page so that you can follow our news and our exclusive competitions.
Watch this space
Limerick One….It’s all here for you!
Limerick One Childers Road are delighted to announce the addition of UK home, leisure and garden retail chain, The Range.
The chain currently has 120 stores across the UK and plans to open more in Ireland this year. The store occupies the premises formerly leased by Atlantic Homecare.
At the store opening in the beginning of August, there was a party atmosphere – both inside and outside the store – ahead of the official opening with some people queuing overnight in the hope of securing some early bargains. And they were not disappointed!! There is so much choice for shoppers in the store.
Its founder Chris Dawson said that the company is constantly expanding and it had been hoping to open in Ireland for some time.
"As our closest neighbours, this is the ideal next step and we have just been waiting for the right time to make this move. We are confident that Ireland will play a huge part in the continued success of The Range brand and look forward to making the move," he added.