Shop local campaign
THE Shop Local - Save Jobs campaign - which has been the main focus of the business community here in Castleisland this year is to continue beyond Christmas.
A spokesperson for the group behind the drive said that the success of the campaign has been measured by the amount of trade the businesses attracted from the surrounding areas and from as far afield as Cork and Limerick and throughout Munster.
"Customers told us that they feel welcome and well looked after in the shops here and the treats and surprises we provided went down well with them," said the spokesperson.
"We have decided that we are going to keep this initiative going well into the new year and we have plans for an event in the spring. We are dealing with the Christmas business before we develop those plans any further but the foundations are there for a continuation of what we started last August.