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Why support local businesses

16. 07. 2020

Why go online to shop locally when global ecommerce companies are just a click away?


Irish consumers are patriotic: 81% believe that buying Irish is important according to the IE Domain Registry. The same research found that 53% of Irish consumers want their local high street shops to offer a full online ordering service.

So why buy from a Dun Laoghaire based company, because it’s an Irish company employing people in your local community paying Irish taxes. Simple as that.

Plus for Dun Laoghaire Town you are supporting your locality in a very challenging time – you are helping keep jobs and retailers alive.

So our Love Dun Laoghaire Day has focussed on personal relationships, on the stories of local businesses, their families and their heritage in the town.

When you purchase at locally owned businesses either online or offline, more money is kept in the community, paying for piano lessons, school books, and paint jobs on local houses.

These are the businesses that create summer jobs for local teens, the shops that you feel comfortable having your kids run to for a ’99 in the summer, and who readily offer up hampers and vouchers for GAA club raffles.

Having amenities like this within walking distance from our homes is a convenience we shouldn’t overlook or take for granted, they are a lifeline for many of our elderly and most vulnerable citizens.

Let’s continue to share our love for our local business community both online and offline now and into the future using the simple guide we have created below.

Simple ways to support the online offerings of your local small businesses

Give them a positive review on their Google Business Page

Positive reviews help share your good experience  with people searching for similar products and services on Google!



Where do I start?

Please click on the link to our directory of business pages for local businesses and give your favourite a review.

Follow their social media accounts

Keep up to date with their news & special offers  

Where do I start?

Go to the website of your favourite local business to find links to their social media accounts.

Bookmark their online shopping page

Keep it handy as the first place to go when you need a special gift


Where do I start?

Here’s how to book mark a web page –

Buy Vouchers or Gift Certificates from them

Vouchers are a great way of buying something that supports the business and gives you the flexibility to buy what you want when you want!


Where do I start?

Please click on the link to our directory of business pages for local businesses to find the website of your favourite business.

Follow @DunLaoghaireTown on social media

Your one location for news on upcoming promotions for local businesses

Where do I start?

Links to our social media accounts are in the footer of this page.


“In these difficult times bringing people together offline and online has never been so important. We all need to support local businesses – why not support your local bakery, flower shop, jeweller, butcher, bookshop or fashion store?”

Michael Tierney, Tierney’s Gifts