Thurles Christmas Market, organised by Thurles Chamber and Cottage Rescue will take place on Sunday 11th December in Liberty Square, starting from 1pm. Please see news item on this page for more details.
Thurles Chamber was delighted to learn from the Town Clerk Michael Ryan that their yearly arrangement with the Town Council for free parking on the four Saturdays preceding to Christmas day will continue this year and that the ten minutes grace on parking is still in place a over a year after we first agreed it with the Town Council. We are currently involved in talks with Thurles Town council to purchase more car parking space just off Liberty Square with pedestrian access, which will give shoppers a chance to park for more than two hours, yet still be in a very short walking distance of the square, we will print more information as it comes to light.
Thurles Chamber will also be hosting a FREE talk to all its members from Action Coach Ireland early in 2012. Paul Fagan of Action Coach has worked with companies all over Ireland and the UK to help them cut costs and increase profits, this free talk will look at cost saving measures for 2012, including how the new budget will affect business on a local level and will be open to questions from the floor throughout the discussion. This will be a great opportunity to get free advice from an expert in the field.
The Thurles Chamber is currently under construction and we will be re- launching in the New Year, It will have membership listings, event notices, advertisements for members, information for business and a comment page and links to other Thurles website to name just a few items. However until its launch we would urge people to view fantastic websites like www.thurles.ie ran by Pat Donnelly and www.thurles.info ran by George Willoughby. These too are locally ran websites by local people.
We encourage all businesses in Thurles to contact Thurles Chamber in relation to matters that are affecting their businesses so we can lobby for you. We have a track proven record and with such a large membership base from all sectors and with help of our fellow National Chamber members we can have a very strong voice on your behalf.
And finally we will like to ask people to shop local where at all possible this Christmas. Remember shopping local keeps employment local.