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5 Reasons To #ShopIrish This Christmas

November 9, 2020
Posted in Food
November 9, 2020 Willie Cremen

After a tough year on businesses it’s vital to support local and #ShopIrish this year. From adapting to ongoing challenges and preparing for Brexit to sustaining employment and working harder than ever, local businesses need a boost in these uncertain times. Campaigns like #BuyDonegalWeekend are great initiatives to promote fantastic businesses on our doorstep and if you needed another little push to spend local, we’ve put together a short blog on five great reasons to #ShopIrish this Christmas:

Boosts Local Economy

When customers make a purchase from a local business more money is kept in the community and in turn, this helps grow other businesses. Why? Because SMEs purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farms. 70% of Irish e-commerce spend goes overseas so let’s keep it Irish this year and give our economy the boost it needs.

Creates Employment

This is likely the most important reason to buy Irish this year. Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally and we’re proud to have a strong team here at Filligans. Every €1 spent on local products generates more than €4 of benefits in terms of employment in our local communities. As an added plus, the more jobs in local communities means less people are going to have to commute which in turn reduces traffic and pollution.

Customer Service Is Better & You Matter More

Small business owners will always go the extra mile and we want to give you the best customer experience possible. Your local business knows how important you are and if you shop local, you can expect a friendly voice at the end of the phone or email. Local businesses understand how important it is to provide a smashing service because we survive on repeat custom and word of mouth.

Better Quality Christmas Gifts

Filligans is a small Irish business and all products are 100% natural. Everything is made in small batches, ensuring taste and quality aren’t compromised. Our customers are guaranteed a great quality product time and again – why wouldn’t anyone want that?


Lastly, when you buy from a small Irish business, you’re buying a piece of local. When you make a purchase from Filligans, you know where it’s coming from and the people behind it. We are immensely proud to be making a Donegal product that people love. Share the distinctive taste of Filligans with someone special this Christmas.

For personalised orders email us on info@filligans.ie and to shop the full Filligans range click HERE.

You can also check out our Filligans Taste Sets which are ideal stocking fillers HERE.

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