long handled Irish spades

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Laverne88

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long handled Irish spades
« on: May 03, 2009, 08:24 »
..... can you buy them in this country??........they are sooooo useful. They go to a point on the spadey bit (technical, me!) and have a long handle but  with no bar at the top, like our spades do.

I could kick myself for not bringing any back with me!
« Last Edit: May 03, 2009, 08:25 by Laverne88 »
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8doubles

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Re: long handled Irish spades
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 09:22 »
Lidls did a stainless steel cornish shovel recently. The last one i bought was from Trago Mills, so they are about.

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Re: long handled Irish spades
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 10:18 »
For anyone in the Cambridge area, they are stocked by Madingley Mulch, 3 miles West of Cambridge. They are not a garden centre, they supply the garden and building trade. Good prices on Wolf Tools.

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Re: long handled Irish spades
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 11:55 »
You could try Eric Hunter Ltd ( look up on t'internet ) they have a range of long handled spades and shovels plus other interesting tools - not cheap though
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Salmo

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Re: long handled Irish spades
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 15:40 »
Do you want a left or right handed one?

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oldbean

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Re: long handled Irish spades
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009, 16:00 »
There's http://www.get-digging.co.uk/tools.htm.

Larkshall, do you know which make the shovels are at Madingley?

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Re: long handled Irish spades
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 22:03 »
Bought mine from "Focus".......if you have a branch near you
News to me, that their called "Irish spades" though, as they are used worldwide (oops, ....apart from England ;))
Baz.........
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Re: long handled Irish spades
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2009, 22:09 »
I saw them in a B Q yesterday. It was one off the big shops.
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Laverne88

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Re: long handled Irish spades
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2009, 19:45 »
Baz.... me and my ex-troll used to call then 'Irish Spades' basically because we'd never seen them back in England so we just assumed they were Irish!..... they had shed loads of them in every shop over there!

Thanks, everyone, for your help.................... and I'm getting a right-handed one  :tongue2:

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savbo

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Re: long handled Irish spades
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2009, 07:12 »
i seem to remember seeing somewhere that it's only the English who hurt their backs w short-handled shovels (using old mining spades on their gardens) while the rest of the world stand up to dig...

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Re: long handled Irish spades
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2009, 07:32 »
Short handles for getting the job done quickly and long handles for leaning on and watching the world go by.
Cornish shovels are for doing the job Dreckly !  :D

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Re: long handled Irish spades
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2009, 08:20 »
Loads of good stuff on here
http://www.get-digging.co.uk/tools.htm

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Laverne88

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Re: long handled Irish spades
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2009, 06:43 »
that's the one!..... Can't belieeeeeve what they are charging, though! I think we bought ours for about 12 quid. Mind you , it was a few years ago.
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