New campaign launched to urge Kerry people to shop local

A new campaign is being launched in Kerry to encourage people to shop locally and spend locally.

It’s being spearheaded by Kerry County Council, along with local partners and stakeholders, and will promote a ‘Shop in Kerry / An Siopa Áitiúil’ message.

The aim of this campaign is to encourage consumers in Kerry to support the local economic recovery by spending locally, while observing all of the public health advice and restrictions.

The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Patrick Connor-Scarteen says that during a time of crisis, the people of Kerry have always pulled together and supported each other.

He’s urging people to show their support for local shops and businesses at this time by spending locally, thereby helping the Kerry economy through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell says spending locally in shops and businesses across Kerry means supporting local jobs and maintaining employment in the local economy.

She says keeping towns and villages viable and vibrant is a central objective of the shop local message.

Ms Murrell adds that COVID-19 restrictions have raised people’s awareness of local businesses and the vital service they provide, so the council is asking everyone in Kerry, when it comes to their shopping to think local and shop local.

View the new promotional video here.