Shopping locally is perhaps the easiest and most practical way to support your community. When you shop local you help your community in a multitude of ways.
Shopping locally helps create jobs in the community, not only do you help small business owners, but in turn the jobs their businesses create benefit others in the local economy. Local business owners will potentially spend the money they make back into the community which keeps other local businesses open too.
When you shop local you tend to get better service, with a friendly and more hands-on customer experience. In general shopping locally also is more ethical, better for the environment and healthier for the consumer.
Have a look at some of the local retailers based here in Inishowen and maybe this Christmas you will buy someone an Inishowen-made gift that they will treasure just that little bit more.