By Dan Walsh
Soon the Christmas lights will illuminate the town and the festive season will be launched. The ‘Shop Enniscorthy’ Support Local – online and on the Street’ public information campaign, launched last Tuesday has generated over 10,500 hits in the first two days after going live, and has also accumulated over 1,000 local followers.
The retail showcase videos are also proving popular, engaging thousands of viewers. The promotion to highlight the best of Enniscorthy retailers operating ‘online and on the street’ is progressing with competitions and more colourful content to explore into the New Year and beyond.
Thirty nine retailers have so far signed up to participate and all information can be found at www.shopenniscorthy.ie
Plans are at an advanced stage to live stream Enniscorthy being illuminated on Black Friday, November 27th with a virtual switch on of the town’s Christmas lights by Cllr Barbara Anne Murphy and the Enniscorthy Elves.
A seasonal postbox for local children will be erected in Market Square on Wednesday and kids are encouraged to post their Santa letters. Who knows they might get selected for a Merry Mention online @shopenniscorthy and win a treat!
The overall aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about the importance of spending locally this Christmas if buying online or on the street and to feature retailers and service professionals operating in Enniscorthy town and district. Promoted and organised by Enniscorthy and District Chamber of Commerce and Enniscorthy Municipal Authority and supported by Enniscorthy Business Association, the campaign will roll out over the coming weeks as the countdown to Christmas gets underway in earnest.
As part of the campaign large roadside hoardings with the message ‘Shop Enniscorthy Support Local’ have been erected on all approach roads into town and at strategic locations within supported Enniscorthy so as to get the message across to shoppers of the need to spend locally this Christmas.