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Clare Gift Card launched to promote shopping local

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In a bid to support and drive the local economy, Ennis Chamber have launched the shop local, ‘Clare Gift Card’.

Outlining that every €10 spent locally is worth €24 to the local economy, Ennis Chamber have stressed the message has never been as important. The Clare Gift Card can only be used in Co Clare. Details on

Operation of the gift card has been outsourced to One4All. As of Friday evening, over 50 businesses across the county have signed up to accept the Clare Gift Card with much more tipped to follow suit following the launch on Friday.

Members of the Clare public can purchase the gift card via the Ennis Chamber website or at post offices in Kilrush, Ennistymon, Clonroadmore (Ennis), Bank Place (Ennis) and Lower Market St (Ennis).

Employers can reward employees with up to €500 in Clare Gift Cards completely tax-free under the Small Benefits Exemptions Scheme. The reward will be exempt from Income Tax, Universal Social Charge (USC) and employee and employers PRSI, saving employers and employees money.

CEO of Ennis Chamber, Margaret O’Brien stated, “2020 has been an extraordinarily difficult year for many local businesses, especially those who have suffered long periods where they have not been allowed trade due to COVID-19 restrictions. The idea behind this Shop Local Clare Gift Card is simple. It provides an opportunity for local people and employers to back local businesses, which in turn boosts the local economy and helps sustain local jobs”.

If you are a retailer or local businesses looking to sign up to Clare Gift Card, contact Marjorie McCann, Retail Business Development Manager at E: Mobile: 086 815 2338 or Patrick Hogan, Retail Development Manager at E: Mobile: 086 0122212

For a full list of the retailers accepting the Clare Gift Card, click HERE.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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