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Local Businesses to Support Online

Date Published 04.08.2020
Topic Car Insurance,Home Insurance

Local Businesses in Ireland

Right now shopping local is crucial to the survival of the small businesses that we all love. It is also important for boosting the Irish economy. 



This article is not affiliated with any these businesses below. 
Many local businesses including green grocers, farmers, hardware shops and home interior shops have adapted and made online shopping possible with nationwide delivery options. Meaning we can shop safely from our homes while still supporting local businesses. 

1. Home Street Home

Home Furniture Store based in Dublin with nationwide delivery, click and collect.


Home Street Home stock unique Irish designs along with statement pieces from around the world. They specialise in sustainable furniture and homeware and over 90% of their stock is made from reclaimed woods or recycled materials only. 


Whether you’re seeking a cabinet for the kitchen or a fire pit for your garden, Home Street Home makes it easy to buy local and to shop sustainably for your home. All stock is available online so you can shop safely in the comfort of your own home. Browse their collection and enjoy free delivery when you spend over €50. 


2. The Fruit People

The Fruit People is a family-run fruit box delivery service that started in 2013 servicing businesses and now offers home delivery too. 


Customers can pick and choose from fruit and veg, healthy snacks, dairy products and other pantry items to create a bespoke box filled with fresh, local produce that’s delivered right to your door. The Fruit People’s warehouse is based in Dublin but they offer delivery to a wide range of locations. You can check your Eircode on their website. 


The Fruit People is a small business with around 20 staff members that provides you with high quality, locally sourced produce delivered to your home. The Fruit People are offering a voucher for companies to give to their staff for remote care packages and everyday groceries.

3.  Sheridan’s Cheesemongers

Sheridan’s are known nationwide for their delicious cheeses but did you know that they stock a wide variety of grocery products available for delivery across mainland Ireland and the UK?

Sheridan’s Cheesemongers was launched by brothers Kevin and Seamus Sheridan in 1995 when they started selling cheeses at the Galway farmers markets. Fast forward to 2020 and Sheridan’s has expanded with four establishments, a range of Irish and European cheeses and other artisan food offerings such as condiments, cured meats, and pasta.

Through their online grocery shop you can shop local without the worry of social distancing and support small Irish producers during these difficult times. Delivery is free when you spend over €100 and orders can be delivered within one day. Their products also make for a great present with gift hampers and wines available. 


How To Support Local Business Online in Ireland
Many local businesses including green grocers, farmers, hardware shops and home interior shops have adapted and made online shopping possible with nationwide delivery options.

4.  Hardware Ireland


Hardware Ireland is an Irish-owned company providing a large range of hardware, DIY, electric, household, paint, and garden products from their Dublin store and online with delivery available throughout Ireland. 


Hardware Ireland support local businesses by sourcing their products from Irish suppliers wherever possible. Their online offering is quite extensive covering a varied range of goods and if they don’t stock what you’re looking for they will try to source it for you. 


Their experienced team are on hand to lend DIY advice offering over 20 years’ worth of experience and most of their online stock is available for next day delivery if ordered before 4pm. 


5.  Green Earth Organics


Organic farm shop based in Galway and online with nationwide delivery


The farm at Green Earth Organics is a third-generation family business that achieved organic status in 2004 meaning everything they sell is 100% organic. The farm is also committed to sustainable farming with zero plastic. They generate their own electricity using solar panels and wash and water the vegetables with harvested rainwater.


You can visit the farm and shop in Galway or you can browse their full offering online. When ordering online you can choose a set box filled with vegetables and groceries or create your own box based on what you need. As well as homegrown organic fruit and veg, you can purchase nuts, oils, treats and sustainable products such as tin foil and baking accessories. 


Shopping with Green Earth Organics is a great way to support a sustainable local business. Be sure to check their special offers for some great deals. 


6.  April and the Bear 


Interior and lifestyle store based in Dublin with nationwide and European delivery available.


April and the Bear didn’t take long to become one of Ireland’s leading home interior stores offering customers eclectic homeware items, furniture, lighting, wallpaper, art prints and gifts. Owner Siobhan Lam carefully curates items sold based on style, affordability and quality allowing customers to inject some unique style into their homes. 


You can visit the store in Dublin 6 or shop the full range of products online. Siobhan also regularly updates the company blog with style advice and shares her own experience of renovating her home. 


Shopping at local stores such as April and the Bear helps to boost the local economy and can help put the finishing touches on your home. 


Tip: There are other free ways to support local businesses. Like and share their posts, leave reviews, and recommend their products to your friends and family. 


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