Fair Trade Town in Carrick on Shannon
Fair Trade Town
Carrick on Shannon was designated a Fair Trade Town on the 4th March, 2011.
This was due to a dedicated few, including Sr. Nora Burke and Dermott McNabb who did a lot of work over the past few years in raising awareness and involving local businesses and the local community in the campaign. The local parish achieved Fairtrade status in June 2008 and the goal was then to achieve official designation for the whole town. Carrick Chamber became involved in the campaign and a Fairtrade Steering Group, chaired by Ben Conlon, was set up with additional support from Leitrim County Council.
We must continue to make people aware of the importance of buying Fairtrade products and the impact this has on people in the developing world. We must strive to increase the range of products available in the shops and also get all companies and community groups in Carrick on Shannon to use Fairtrade products.