AFTER THE BIG CHILL, THE BIG SHOP…AND THE BIG TRAFFIC JAM!

first_imgLetterkenny Chamber Chief Executive Toni ForresterTHERE was traffic chaos in Letterkenny yesterday as the people of Donegal finally got to go Christmas shopping – and there will be of the same when shops open this Sunday afternoon!After a fortnight of hell, traders were reporting huge trade throughout the county – in Donegal Town there was also gridlock at times. Shopping fever replaced cabin fever across the county thanks to the thaw – and temperatures of +10C…25 degrees higher than on some nights last week.Letterkenny chamber boss Toni Forrester had predicted a sales boost – and it is being helped by the slide of the Euro as more people choose to shop at home in Donegal this year.Our reporters did witness some road rage incidents in Letterkenny yesterday as tempers became frayed in the two-mile tailbacks.But thankfully there were Gardai at the busiest junctions to prevent more selfish drivers from blocking traffic. They will be on duty again today. In the new Dunnes, there was evidence of panic-buying as shoppers loaded trolleys with turkeys, brussel sprouts and booze.Predictions of the return of the Big Chill next week also had thousands of shoppers queuing to buy presents at many stores on Main Street and in the Retail Park.Peckish customers also formed queues at MacDonalds!And there were tailbacks to Letterkenny General Hospital from the town’s Shopping Centre. “Christmas shopping has been delayed this year so we expected to see an influx of customers to Letterkenny this weekend,” said Toni Forrester.“People were stuck at home and haven’t been able to  get out as much as they should so we hope to see plenty of shoppers this weekend catching up on that all important Christmas shopping.  As usual Letterkenny  has all the brands and fantastic value across the board.” AFTER THE BIG CHILL, THE BIG SHOP…AND THE BIG TRAFFIC JAM! was last modified: December 12th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DANIEL HELPING TO BOOST DONEGAL TOURISM

first_imgIRISH tourist chiefs have recruited singer Daniel O’Donnell in a bid to bring tourists from Britain to Donegal this summer.The online campaign is aimed at re-branding the county as ‘Daniel O’Donnell Country’.The move is being pioneered by DiscoverIreland which promotes the country as a tourist destination to the British. The advertising blitz has Daneil at the centre of it.One advert reads: “Daniel O’Donnell is one of Donegal’s most famous natives. An Irish singer and television presenter, Daniel has become a household name in Ireland and across the world.“With over 10 million records sold, Daniel’s charismatic and engaging stage presence has made him a huge success and a beloved favourite of his native County Donegal.Daniel considers the North West of Ireland and in particular, Co. Donegal a must-visit for any tourist. The county’s exceptional landscape includes Europe’s highest sea-cliffs, mesmerising scenery and dozens of deserted white sandy beaches. “County Donegal prides itself with a strong sense of traditional culture and heritage that has influenced Daniel O’Donnell and his music.”Daniel is currently touring England to rave reviews.DANIEL HELPING TO BOOST DONEGAL TOURISM was last modified: March 28th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnelldonegaltourismlast_img read more

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