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Clonakilty Launches Summer 2020

Posted on: 04 May 2020

Clonakilty Launches Summer 2020
Orla O'Donovan, Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce Launches Voucher Scheme

Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce has announced an initiative to support local businesses in the
face of the Covid-19 emergency, pledging a 40,000 euro fund to supplement the purchase of
Clonakilty Vouchers. The 40,000 euro fund will provide for a 20% supplement on 50 euro and 100
euro Clonakilty Vouchers, incentivising purchase to drive consumer spending in the town in the
aftermath of the crisis. The fund pledged by Clonakilty Chamber will, crucially, amount to a
significant bonus for both people purchasing the vouchers and the businesses in Clonakilty.
This initiative from Clonakilty Chamber aims to facilitate a financial kickstart for the towns many
businesses once the crisis recedes, injecting 240,000 euro into the town and expected to generate
more than 1.5m euro in further voucher exchanges. For every 50/100 euro of Clonakilty Vouchers
purchased, the Chamber will contribute a further 10/20 euro Clonakilty Voucher.
Vouchers are redeemable at Clonakilty Chamber businesses, please visit www.clonakilty.ie for a
full listing.
Orla O’Donovan, Chairperson of Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce, commented: “Clonakilty
Chamber is pleased to introduce this initiative to support businesses in our town at a very difficult
time. Since its inception, the Chamber has been setting aside funds for a ‘rainy day’ scenario.”
She continued, “There is an onus on us to do the very best we can for all our members and
Clonakilty town deserves our best efforts. This initiative gives the community the opportunity to
enhance their spending power, simply by buying Clonakilty Vouchers and spending them in the
businesses around Clonakilty town. It will be shop local at its very best.”
“Clonakilty will prevail,” she concluded.
Clonakilty Vouchers to a maximum of 500 euro will be purchased directly from Clonakilty Chamber
of Commerce. Details of the sale outlet, sale dates and times will be publicised at the resumption
of normal day to day business during Summer 2020.
Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce is also featuring a chamber member each day to maintain
positivity and profile, showcasing the great shops in the West Cork town where vouchers may be spent.

Reviews

We stayed in Clonakilty for 4 nights and loved it. So much to do. Beautiful beaches. Lovely pubs and such friendly people! Can't wait to come back!

Denise Lemmon Brown

A charming, yet cosmopolitan little gem, set in a stunningly beautiful part of the Emerals Isle. Great food, friendly people with immense sense of civic responsibility. Do not miss the music scene.

Jim Shine

I love Clonakility! Whenever we visit the Cork area we can't resit a stop off! Great Cafes & Restaurants. Very Pretty Town, bustling with life and Activity!!!!

Mary Sheridan Galway

A great town vibrant and pretty. Always plenty to do. Always clean and with the most friendly people. A must visit for both visitors to Ireland and native Irish. Great pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Michael McKenna

The most vibrant small town in Ireland. Always something happening. Great food, great atmosphere, lovely people.

Alison Wickham

We found Clonakilty to be one of if not the friendliest place we've ever visited. The people of "Clon " treated us like we had lived there our whole lives.They welcomed us into their lives like we were family.

Mitch Eveleth Iowa, USA

Great town ."The people are Splendid" to use a quote of the towns most Famous famous residence Michael Collins. The food and choice of food is excellent, the layout of the town with it meanderingĀ streets creates an intimacy with this place.

Michael McManus

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