Chamber and Roscommon People in ‘shop local’ call

Christmas is getting back to normal and Roscommon Chamber is busy organising events in the town in support of businesses in the community. The Chamber, in conjunction with the Roscommon People, are running its annual shop local campaign.  

  The Chamber and the Roscommon People are again combining to offer a €1000 voucher giveaway! Details of the campaign and the prizes are in the Roscommon People and online each week leading up to Christmas. 

  The importance of shopping local to the local economy cannot be overstated. It is in everyone’s interest to shop local and support local employment in local businesses. Every €20 spent locally is worth €100 to the local economy.

  In addition to the shop local campaign, Roscommon Chamber, in conjunction with AIB Bank, are running a competition amongst the members of Roscommon Chamber of Commerce for the best Christmas window displays. 

  All businesses, big or small, are encouraged to join in the festive mood. Every effort will enhance the experience and the look of the town over the Christmas season. The Chamber would like to thank AIB for its continued sponsorship of this event.

  Also, the Chamber is coordinating the Christmas Markets again this year, in conjunction with Roscommon County Council and Town Teams. These take place on this Saturday and Sunday, 10th and 11th of December (1-6 pm).  

  The Market was a fantastic event last year and brought great atmosphere and business to the town. It is hoped that the Market will grow and develop in the years ahead. There will be over 50  stalls, food and entertainment, along with a few surprises. RosFM will be providing music over the course of the two days and some of our local school choirs will be providing some festive entertainment. All in all we hope that the Markets will be another resounding success. They cannot but add to the wonderful sense of Christmas created by the lights and displays around the town (installed by the Christmas Lights Committee).