In a show of unity to support businesses in the county, the collective Kerry Chambers and Kerry County Council this week announced a new initiative to support local business. The Kerry Gift Card is being launched to encourage people in Kerry to shop locally and spend locally. The card will be available to the public in the coming weeks and this week , a call was made to businesses across the county to register their interest and sign up to participate in the new Gift Card programmes.
Operated by One4All through Tralee Chamber, the Kerry Gift Card will be available for businesses right throughout the county and will allow shoppers to spend money in their outlets and on their services, in order to generate much needed local spend.
Speaking at the launch Mayor of Kerry Councillor Patrick Connor-Scarteen welcomed the initiative and Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell encouraged businesses to sign up and get involved: ‘For every euro spent locally, local jobs are being supported, local employers are being supported and the wider Kerry economy is being supported for all our benefit. I would urge Kerry businesses to sign up and participate in this worthy campaign.’
Ken Tobin, CE of Tralee Chamber: “ through discussions with our colleagues throughout Kerry it became very evident that we needed to all come together to support the entire economy of Kerry. “
Colette O’Connor of Listowel Chamber “The card will be available for all types of businesses to sign up including all Retail, Salons, Hotels, Bars and Restaurants, and the card can only be used within the county. We will be urging all businesses within the county to sign up to accept the card.”
Paul Sherry of Killarney Chamber said “It is vital that members of the public use this card to support local businesses.
The Kerry Gift Card will be launched to the business community of Kerry over the coming weeks in order to help as many businesses as possible in the county to sign up. Businesses who are interested are being asked to contact Ken in Tralee Chamber by emailing
Businesses will be contacted by email during the coming weeks by the various Chambers in Kerry to introduce them to the One4All team, and businesses interested in signing up straight away should email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.