The pre-Christmas boom in many retail outlets experienced throughout the county will receive yet another much needed cash injection as shoppers shake off the Christmas cobwebs and make a dash once again to the shops.
Retailers on Christmas Eve indicated that over the last few days before Christmas the tills simply never stopped ringing with customers snapping up every bargain they could lay their hands on.
Stephen Harron of Magee of Donegal told the Donegal Democrat, “It has been steady the whole way through December but the last few days have been superb - people are spending but they are looking for both value and quality.
“We will be opening our doors this morning offering up to 75% of many items.”
In West Donegal, The Cope in Dungloe will also open its doors bright and early on Thursday morning with discounts of up on 50% on many items.
Emma McGarvey said, “People have stayed at home this Christmas and shopped local - this was not out of patriotism, it was because the value and selection at home was simply unbeatable this year with sterling being so strong against the Euro and retailers really being competitive.
Ramona Nicholas of Cara who is soon to start filming for Dragon’s Den, said, “This Christmas defies all logic - it has been simply unbelievable in both Cara and C2.
“Without exaggeration this Christmas has been even better than our experience in Celtic Tiger times.”
In Letterkenny major shopping outlets reported very strong pre-Christmas trade, bolstered by the favourable hig cost of sterling which saw many more Northern Ireand shoppers.
Local entertainment and food operators have been working very hard to offer excellent value for customers and reports suggest that trade in the hotel/food sector int he county was steady.
Throughout the county you will find all the major stores open and ready to do business so maybe getting up that little bit earlier on Thursday morning might be to your advantage this year.