Published on March 28th, 2018 | by sligoadmin


Easter Panic Buying Tradition To Continue

There was widespread relief among the buying public and shopkeepers that the tradition of panic buying and stocking up would continue this Easter. This is despite the fact the alcohol ban has been lifted and will be on sale practically everywhere this year.


Religiously, every Easter Thursday, the public flock to local supermarkets to fill trollies to capacity or overflowing to “have enough to tide them over for the weekend.” The shopping ritual will continue all day Thursday from early morning into late evening.


Mary O’Malley swore “I won’t be caught out like last year. There wasn’t a Neaster Negg to be got anywhere.” This year she’s vowed to start off her shopping in Tesco at 8am. She already has the eggs, lamb and turkey sorted. She’s planning to leave the hot cross buns until Good Friday as she wants to get them fresh.


The public should take note however regarding the purchase of alcohol that Sunday rules apply and no booze will be sold until 12:30. Normal service will of course resume again Easter Saturday. But then again Monday is a bank holiday.


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