Macroom businesses set for busy Christmas season ahead of €280 million bypass opening

Macroom businesses are set to see a particularly busy Christmas season ahead of the opening of a €280 million bypass that will make the Market Town more accesible than ever.

With the bypass due to open on December 9th, business owners and traders in the town anticipate a busy holiday season, with a renewed sense of community in the town. 

Lee Valley Enterprise Board is encouraging the people of Macroom and surrounds to shop locally this Christmas, and the Board predicts that if every adult in Macroom spends €50 in the town, it would bring in over €150,000 in revenue.

Henry Murphy of Matt Murphy’s Pharmacy, said:

Macroom has struggled with traffic congestion for some time now. We look out the window here in the pharmacy, and it is just bumper-to-bumper with no one intending to stop in the town.

“There are already signs of increased footfall, which of course is a hugely important step in rebuilding the town’s identity. It will be the first time in many years that both locals and visitors will be able to park with ease and truly appreciate all that Macroom has to offer.

“There is certainly a lot more optimism and confidence across the town as we prepare for a very important Christmas, and beyond, welcoming visitors both new and old to the region.”


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