As the #BuyDonegal Christmas shopping campaign continues, why not support your local retailer this week?

Across each town and village in Donegal, the local retailer whether providing clothing, groceries, craft, electronics or more, are quite often the heartbeat and cornerstone of the local community and economy.  

From large scale department stores like ‘McElhinney’s in Ballybofey’ and the ‘Cope in Dungloe’, to retailers with specialised offerings such as the Bookmark and family owned Evolve Clothing in Letterkenny, over 50 retailers are listed on

McElhinneys of Ballybofey Christmas Window Unveiling 2022

Some of these include: 

‘Foy and Company’ is a family-owned business in Donegal with stores located in Ballybofey and Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. First opening its doors in 1981, Foy and Company has vastly grown and now specialises in interior and exterior paint, wallpaper, furniture, lighting, fabrics, home, gifts and toys.

Foy are offering a ‘FREE Interior Design Consulation’ in their Letterkenny store for #BuyDonegal 2022. To book a consultation with the Foy & Company Interior Design Experts, call the office on +353 74 91 21925 or email

‘MAPLE Convenience Stores’ are lifetime supporters of #BuyDonegal, which includes offering hampers featuring local suppliers. Did you know The MAPLE group spent over €2 million with #BuyDonegal suppliers last year, underlining their commitment in supporting the local economy.

As well as physical retailers, many local entrepreneurs have their online stores listed on

Award winning Donegal based online boutique ‘Laveesha’ specialises in ladies jewellery, wedding guest headpieces, unisex personalised passport covers and bridal accessories and jewellery. This holiday season you can receive 10% off with her code: “HEY10” at the checkout.

Check out online fabric and haberdashery ‘The Sewing Drawer’ and ‘Amelia’s Irish Designs and Gifts’ which are offering weekend deals and 10% off respectively online throughout the #BuyDonegal campaign.

Check out our listed retailers and shop local this Christmas:

Keep an eye on the socials for your chance to win some great prizes from our local retailers this week!