Consumers and businesses in Co Carlow are being encouraged to shop local this Christmas and are reminded of the huge range of goods and services they can access on their own doorsteps as part of the #shoplocalshopcarlow campaign.

Colin Duggan, President of County Carlow Chamber, said the purchasing choices we all make this year will have an impact locally.

Over the coming weeks a series of #shopcarlowshoplocal activities will take place, supported by Carlow County Council’s Local Enterprise Office under the County Carlow – A Festive Family Experience and Lightfest 2022 initiatives. Séamus Doran, assistant head of economic development & enterprise said “We are delighted to be supporting the business community this year with the message that people should #shoplocalshopcarlow. As part of #shopcarlowshoplocal KCLR will be visiting the communities in Bagenalstown, Tullow & Carlow over the coming weeks to help showcase some of the local offerings in our county’s Towns & Villages”.

“Shopping local keeps small businesses trading and local people employed. Local businesses employ your friend, your neighbour, your cousins, your brothers, sisters, parents and wider community. It’s so important to choose local, especially this year”.