Local shops lie at the heart of our towns and villages, and it's never been as important to support local retailers and suppliers.
The good news is that even with all but essential retail outlets closed, businesses have been adapting to ensure that you can continue to support your local shops.
One of the biggest changes in the last few months is the number of outlets that have developed websites to let you to shop online. There’s no longer any need to stick to the big international online retailers – check around to see what’s available, you might be surprised to see how many great Irish producers and retailers will now deliver straight to your door.
Check out our guide to help you get started shopping online here: Guide to Online Shopping
You can get tips on how to shop safely online here:
What you can do to support local:
Even in extraordinary times, we can all make a difference by staying local, shopping local and clicking local.
You'll find links to retailers in some of our towns and villages below:
You can search for your local area at www.shoplocalonline.ie
If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, there are a range of online sites which feature unique Irish made and designed gifts and products.
The Christmas market couldn't go ahead in 2020 due to Covid restrictions, but the dlr Virtual Market gave some of the county's top suppliers and makers a chance to showcase their wares online.