Why Buy Local?


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1) Buy Local - Support yourself

Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than a nationally-owned businesses, significantly more of your money is

used to make purchases from other local businesses,service providers, and farms -- continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.

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Virtual shopping baskets –

 Virtual Shopping Baskets

Why do we love them more than actual shopping baskets?

Well, for one, it makes us feel less guilty about the amount of stuff we are ordering as we can’t actually see it in front of us. And secondly, if we get distracted and have to actually do some work for a while, it will still be there when we return hours later! Perfect!


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5 ways to stay ahead of your Christmas shopping

It’s never too early to start shopping for Christmas gifts!

Undoubtedly, Christmas can be one of the most celebrated yet equally stressful times of the year. First of all, consumers scramble their brains for great Christmas gift ideas followed by some frenzied Christmas shopping. Fortunately, Christmas planning and all that it entails does not have to be overly time consuming nor does it have to drain your bank account.

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20 of Ireland’s most exciting designer-makers



New works by 20 of Ireland’s most dynamic emerging creatives will be displayed in Shape the Future, a new exhibition exploring how craft and design shape our cultural identity. Each of the featured designers and makers has been awarded prizes or development funding in recent years through the Design &

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"Think globally, act locally"

'Local' has become a bit of a buzzword the past few years, and for good reason.

In a world focused on globalization since the 1950s, often to the detriment of our environment, our economy and our personal freedom, local is empowering.

How many times have you checked the global news (CNN/CBC/BBC FB?) only to learn about yet another war? Yet another bailout? Yet another crisis?

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