Give the one you love “Shop Local Gift Vouchers” this Valentine’s Day…

…and let them decide where to spend it!

Looking for the perfect Gift for the one you love for Valentine’s Day (or Mother’s Day)? Then look no further! Shop Local Gift Vouchers are the ideal gift for the one you love! With businesses such as Hair Salons, Beauticians, Boutiques, Gift Shops, Restaurants, Toy shops, Food and Drink, Travel Agents and much more, all needs are catered for. There are now 175 shops redeeming these vouchers so you have a fantastic choice of where to spend yours!

President of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce Michael Gaynor is delighted that over €210,000 worth of Shop Local Gift Vouchers have been sold to date. These vouchers help to keep money in the local economy and help protect jobs. Remember for every €1 sold in vouchers it is worth €4 to the local economy!

These vouchers are guaranteed to be spent in Dundalk and surrounding areas and will help support local business and jobs. By replacing a cash bonus with Shop Local Gift Vouchers you will be giving your employees more than double their bonus! The Gift Vouchers come in €10, €20 and €50 denominations and are valid for two years. They are also ideal as gifts of choice for occasions such as Weddings, Birthdays, Communions, Confirmations and Anniversaries.

Michael reiterated that “there is no commission on this voucher – €100 is worth €100 and costs €100 to buy. By buying these vouchers you are keeping local jobs in Dundalk – jobs where family and friends are employed. These are helping Dundalk Retailers to stay in business, and assist with the revitalising our town”. Michael stated that there has been a fantastic response to the vouchers both from retailers and companies and he would now encourage members of the public to get behind this initiative and help local shops and businesses.

The “Shop Local Gift Vouchers” are available to purchase online or directly from the Dundalk Chamber Offices Unit 4 Partnership Court Park St. Dundalk ( across the road from Dundalk Lighting on the Ramparts) or by calling Tel: 042 9336343, or email

You can also use them as bonuses or rewards for Staff as you can give €500 as a non-cash bonus in value on a completely tax free basis each year under the Government Small Benefit Exemption Scheme. Saving Employers 56% on staff rewards.

The vouchers can also be bought in Grants in Dublin St., Cuchulainn Credit Union, Central News Clanbrassil St., McCuskers Newsagents in Earl St. Dundalk, Centra in Blackrock, Finnegan’s in Louth village, Sheelan’s Riverstown, McCrystal’s in Jenkinstown, Valentines XL Carlingford and Victory’s Centra in Dunleer.