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‘Think Cork County’ urges people to support local

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 8:55am

Cork County Council’s Think Cork County campaign was launched recently, asking people to shop a little closer to home this festive season and support their local businesses.

Launched on Black Friday ironically, this is the third year of the campaign which encourages residents of county Cork to ‘shop local, think your county, your town’.

This year’s campaign was officially launched at Cork County Hall by Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy and Sharon Corcoran, Director of Services - Economic Development Enterprise and Tourism with Cork County Council, to mark the month- long countdown to Christmas.

The initiative encourages the people of Cork to support and appreciate their local craftspeople, food suppliers, post offices, hairdressers and the many other business and service providers in their locale, with a view to boosting the economy of Cork’s various municipal districts.

Speaking at the official campaign launch, Sharon Corcoran echoed this. “By shopping local you are also contributing to the growth and development of your homeplace, supporting the talented entrepreneurs and business-owners in your local area and ensuring that your hard-earned money is pumped right back into your community.”

Also commenting at the launch, Mayor Murphy said: “As Corkonians, we are spoiled to be surrounded by such amazing quality when it comes to what is produced and on offer so close to home. Each community in Cork makes a huge effort at this time of year to ensure our towns and villages are beautifully decorated and lit up, with everything we could possibly need available in the many shops and businesses on our doorstep.

“It really is the perfect time to spend at home – in every sense of the word!”

A full listing of where free carparking is available in Cork county can be found at

See @CorkCoCo on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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