On Friday the 4th of December last Donegal Town Business Focus Group held their Annual Christmas Shopping Event.

Unfortunately the weather was not in our favour as Storm Desmond decided to pay a visit and put a halt to our Carol Singing on the Diamond. Thankfully all the local schools got to perform before this, and they all did a fantastic job.

Reports from town that were despite the weather it was still a great day.

We held a number of competitions in the lead up to the events.

Firstly the we ran a Facebook Competition for an overnight stay in Harveys Point Hotel for two with Breakfast which was won by Helen Cafferkey Sweeney.

Next we ran a competition in association with the new Fairies that have taken up camp on the Bank Walk. A €50 Shop Local Voucher was won by Lorcan McGarry.

We had a Christmas Tree in the Millcourt Mews Hallway and the local schools all made decorations for this. Two local school children won prizes for their decorations, and for anyone that saw the tree we have to say it was very impressive.

Finally local shops had given vouchers for a €1500 grand prize draw which saw customers filling out entries in participating retailers. We had 8 prizes and a full list of the winners will be in the next issue of the Donegal Times which is out this week.

We want to thank everyone for their support over the weekend, and remember that Shop Local Vouchers are currently for sale in Donegal Town Credit Union, and would make a great Christmas Gift.

A full list of participating retailers is available at www.thisisdonegal.ie/shoplocal