Look for Local for the final two weeks before Christmas

  • Limerick Food LEO - Seamus Leahy, Bally Goat Farm, Newcastle West (Pic True Media)
  • Look for local this Christmas
Seamus Leahy, Bally Goat Farm, Newcastle West. (Pic True Media)

Christmas shoppers are asked to support local businesses by looking for local this Christmas. When you buy local you are supporting the local businesses, their families and keeping money in the local economy as well as reducing your carbon footprint. You can do this by supporting local shops who supply a wide range of gifts as well as local companies producing crafts and foods which make unique presents.

New consumer trends show that experiences are very popular so why not consider a voucher for a kayaking, pottery or cooking class that can be used in the New Year.

Mayor of City and County of Limerick Cllr Daniel Butler said: “As we enter the final two weeks before Christmas, I’m asking Limerick people to Look for Local whether you’re thinking of buying treats or gifts, food, going on a day out or using a service. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our city, towns and villages, providing vital economic activity and employment opportunities. These are the same businesses that local sports clubs and community groups go to each year when they are looking for prizes and sponsorship. By Looking for Local we can all support jobs in our community.”

Pressed Flowers by Nell.
Pressed Flowers by Nell.

LEO Limerick and Enterprise Ireland are running a national campaign - find out more about local businesses here. The campaign will run across local media this week as people make their final decisions about Christmas gifts.

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