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Over €3m in 'Shop Local' vouchers sold


Paddy Malone, Dundalk Chamber, with staff from Dundalk Credit Union

Paddy Malone, Dundalk Chamber, with staff from Dundalk Credit Union

Paddy Malone, Dundalk Chamber, with staff from Dundalk Credit Union

Over €3million in 'Shop Local' gift vouchers have been sold since the initiative was launched, according to Dundalk Chamber of Commerce.

The hugely popular vouchers are now being rolled out again for Valentines Day.

Dundalk Chamber President Pat McCormick said he is 'delighted that over €3 million worth of Shop Local Gift Vouchers have been sold to date since their launch four years ago.

Unlike other vouchers, the Shop Local Gift Vouchers have no expiry date, no commission and do not lose value over time and all the while keeping money in the local economy.

The Chamber of Commerdce also make no money from this initiative as the shops get the full amount of money back.

A spokeswoman said the vouchers make an ideal gift for Valentines Day

If you are looking for the perfect gift for the one you love for Valentine's Day - then look no further- Shop Local Gift Vouchers are the ideal gift for that special person in your life!

You will be amazed with the choice of where you can spend them including Hair Salons, Beauticians, Boutiques, Gift Shops, Restaurants, Clothes Shops, Gyms, Food and Drink, Travel Agents and much more- all needs are catered for- there are now over 330 shops redeeming these vouchers so you have a fantastic choice of where to spend them.

Shop Local Gift Vouchers come in €5, €10, €20 and €50 denominations. They are also ideal as gifts of choice for occasions such as Weddings, Birthdays, Communions, Confirmations and Anniversaries.

"Shop Local Gift Vouchers" are available to purchase online on or directly from the Dundalk Chamber Offices Unit 4 Partnership Court Park St. Dundalk (across the rd. from Dundalk Lighting) or by calling Tel: 042 9336343 or email

The vouchers can also be bought in Grants in Dublin St., Cuchulainn Credit Union, Central News Clanbrassil St., Michael Smyth's in Francis St, Centra in Blackrock, Finnegan's in Louth village, Flanagan's Mace, Sheelan's Riverstown, Valentines Centra Carlingford, Pat's Gift Shop in Dunleer and Victory's Centra in Dunleer.

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