The initiative is being actively supported by many national community based organisations including, the Church, the IFA, Post Offices, GAA, Vintners Federation, FBD Insurance and Bord Bia.  It will be coordinated, on behalf of the supporting partners, by IFA Countryside.

It is an unfortunate fact that the hectic pace of modern living has resulted in less emphasis being placed on the importance of community and the value of our local services.

Local services are the cornerstone of our community.  The Church, post office, Garda Station, farmers market, shop, local publican, GAA Club or other voluntary run entities, all have one thing in common – they are the link that holds our community together.  Their value in terms of social interaction, job creation or providing a relevant service cannot be underestimated.

With the more uncertain times we are facing, all of the organisations supporting this Go Local campaign believe that communities need to stick together and your support for this campaign will help maintain local services, jobs and develop a more caring vibrant community for our families to enjoy.