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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject: Topsoil deliveries - Co Clare & nearby Reply with quote

Hi,

I've scoured the forum and the interweb with no joy...Does anyone know of anywhere providing topsoil in or around Clare? I tried McGraths Quarries, but they only deliver by the (20 tonne) lorryload, which is much too much. I reckon I need about 2 or 3 tonnes to fill a few raised beds and level some ground here and there.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try this number.

Frank. 086 820 6644

I have no connection or experience of this guy but he advertises locally.

(Black topsoil in 1 ton bags.)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look in your local classifieds perhaps?

There are allot of cowboys out there, so do insist that you are going to check the quality upon delivery or else it goes back. This will hopefully encourage them to give good quality soil.

Prepare for new weeds to make an appearance, there is little you can do to avoid this, so ideally, you would let weeds germinate in the spring and deal with them, before planting.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely stuff, thanks for your help

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rang Frank, he also has a stock of well rotted horse manure. If I get a delivery I'll post a status report here to let ye know how it is.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I got a tonne of topsoil mixed with manure, and a tonne of pure manure. Both look to be good quality.

€80 per tonne of topsoil (pure or mixed with manure as required)
€50 per tonne of manure

He does gravel, sand and firewood too.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the report.

Glad it worked out for you.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Free topsoil available in Emly area.

087 793 6788

I don't know the guy giving it away, neither do I know what the topsoil is like. Just giving people on the forum the info, if you have the ability to collect.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to let you know that I got a delivery from Frank today.

I am really happy with the Topsoil - its good enough quality for raised veg beds - its fairly well sifted with good tilth when raked.

His horse manure is absolutely gorgeous, I wanted to sink me feet into it and see what would happened! Razz

Additionally (this is may not be as important to other people), he is pleasant, courteous and obliging.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Frank recently as I wanted slightly acidic topsoil, which I couldn't get locally. He tests the soil with a PH meter first if you ask him. His black topsoil was 6.

I hired a small tipper lorry as I needed to access the area by going underneath a blue cedar and an ordinary tipper lorry wouldn't fit.

Arriving into his yard I was amazed at the set-up.

A huge pile of black acidic soil in one area. An even huger pile of brown earth in another. An enormous pile of very well rotted horse manure to one side. One ton bags of chippings, gravel, stone etc in another.

He was busy grading soil into one ton bags when I called. He filled up my little tipper. 3 hours later I was back for another load. To say I was pleased with the quality of the soil and the price was an understatement. My soil came from Co. Tipperary to Newmarket on Fergus and now it's in my garden in Co. Limerick.

I would recommend him without reservation for quality, price and service.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy advertising topsoil in Co. Tipperary if anyone's interested.

087 799 0769

Disclaimer: I have No knowledge of him except I've heard that he has topsoil from an old river meadow for sale. I believe it's sieved and you can either collect or get it delivered.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a phone number of someone selling topsoil in the Liscarroll area.

Usual disclaimer: I have no knowledge of the quality but you can go and have a look.

086 806 3015

If you do get some off of this guy, let people here know what it's like.

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got another bag of topsoil off of Frank.

Needed good friable stuff for troughs. Perfect.

PH, neutral.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank now has a website. Check out www.claretopsoil.com for topsoil in Ennis and topsoil in Clare.
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