Keep the cheer – Buy Local this Christmas

Buy Local — Support yourself: Many economic studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses and service providers, continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.

Help to keep Wexford unique: Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes Wexford our home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Wexford.

Create more good jobs: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in Wexford an estimated 1000 people work in retail. These people are depending on your loyalty to Wexford to help protect their jobs.

You have family, friends and neighbours working in Wexford – think about this when you are shopping and try to buy local whenever possible.

Get better service: Our local businesses hire staff with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers personally.

By shopping in Wexford you will save on fuel costs, lengthy queues and stress typically encountered in characterless shopping centers. Also Wexford town is fully accessible on foot making shopping a very pleasant experience with great restaurants and cafes providing fresh local produce.

Remember a vibrant Wexford town with great retail offerings is and will continue to be an important factor in attracting new businesses to locate here in the future.