The Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Seán Conlon, attended the official launch of the #MyMonaghanChristmas shop local campaign earlier this week. He was joined by representatives from the Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce; Castleblayney Regeneration; and Monaghan Has It, to kick off the campaign, which is being run jointly by Monaghan LEO and Monaghan Tourism.
#MyMonaghanChristmas is a rallying call for all Monaghan towns and businesses to work together to promote the importance of shopping local this Christmas, with a county-wide festive shop front competition and promotional reels for social media produced by award-winning travel blogger, Tara Povey of whereistara.com.
Shops and businesses can submit their decorated shop fronts via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MyMonaghanChristmas, or by emailing a photo across to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shoppers, meanwhile, are encouraged to visit monaghtourism.com for Christmas gift inspiration and details on the various Town Voucher schemes, and localenterprise.ie/Monaghan for a comprehensive list of Monaghan retailers with online shops.
Festive content will run on @MonaghanTourism channels right up to Christmas.