Give Shop Local Gift Vouchers this Mother’s Day

Paddy Malone Oriel Hub, Sandra Boyle AIB Bank, Jim Darcy Blooms and Michael Gaynor Dundalk Chamber of Commerce

Looking for the perfect Gift for Mother’s Day?Then look no further – Shop Local Gift Vouchers are the ideal gift. The vouchers can be redeemed in Hair Salons, Beauticians, Boutiques, Gift Shops, Garages, Restaurants, Furniture shops, Food and Drink, Travel Agents and much more – all needs are catered for. There are now an amazing 290 shops redeeming these vouchers so there is a fantastic choice of where to spend them.

Michael Gaynor President of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce stated that since the vouchers launch in May 2015 we have sold an amazing €700,000 worth of vouchers to date. “Shop Local Gift Vouchers are being bought throughout the year by individuals, groups and businesses whose staff have opted to have them instead of cash bonuses. People have really taken to the vouchers and we have had a tremendous response from the public and participating retailers themselves. Because it is accepted in so many outlets you can do a whole days shopping, treat the family to a meal and have a night out on the vouchers”

Michael reiterated that “The Chamber makes no money on the sale or redemption of these vouchers, the shop gets the full amount of money back unlike other vouchers. By buying these vouchers you are keeping local jobs in Dundalk – jobs where family and friends are employed. These vouchers are helping Dundalk Retailers to stay in business, and assist with the revitalising our town”. The Gift Vouchers come in €5, €10, €20 and €50 denominations and have no expiry date. They are also ideal as gifts of choice for occasions such as Weddings, Birthdays, Communions, Confirmations Retirements, Competitions and Anniversaries.

The “Shop Local Gift Vouchers” are available to purchase online on or directly from the Dundalk Chamber Offices Unit 4 Partnership Court Park St. Dundalk (across the rd. from Dundalk Lighting) 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. Don’t forget if you are running competitions or draws use these and help keep it local.

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, Valentines XL Carlingford and Victory’s Centra in Dunleer. See for a full listing of where vouchers can be used.

Now is the time to enter your business in the Louth Business Awards 2022. There are 23 categories of awards this year, giving you a fantastic selection to choose from.