TOWN BUSINESS DIRECTORY LAUNCHED
By Robin KIELY
Wednesday January 13 2010
AN indispensable guide to life in Malahide has just been launched and distributed to every home in the seaside town.
The brainchild of Malahide Chamber of Commerce, the Malahide Directory is essential reading, for tourists and locals alike. Launched at a chamber function, the new publication aims to not only provide a guide to the services in the town, but at the same time help support local businesses.
'It's a directory for businesses in Malahide, aimed at residents and visitors,' Malahide Chamber of Commerce president, Al Ryan, told the Fingal Independent.
' We're seeking to provide a comprehensive listing of businesses and contacts, as well as useful information about the town's services, such as schools and hospitals.
'It also features a map of town, indicating where all the key services are.' Months of hard work went into the project, which was led by Córa Garvey and is self-funding, and the first delivery of the publication has already been made, with two more to follow. 'Our number one aim was to inform people of the huge variety of services and retailing that the town has to offer,' Mr Ryan continued.
'It went out to every home – 8,000 were delivered to local households – and an additional 20,000 brochures will be distributed to businesses in Malahide, particularly hotels, guest houses and retailers, for visitors.
' We want this to have longevity as well and we want it be kept in people's hands.'
The cover also features the chamber's new town branding, including the catch-line 'Malahide Has It', and it's hoped the directory will become and annual publication.
'That's the intention,' Mr Ryan added. ' We'd like to see it expanded.'
- Robin KIELY