Ballycastle Chamber of Commerce Launch Treasure Hunt IN Ballycastle Town Centre

By | 18/07/2013

Ballycastle Chamber of Commerce, with support from the National Trust,have organised a:

Lost Coins Treasure Hunt in Ballycastle from July 19th – July 31st 2013

Ballycastle Marina
This event has been arranged to celebrate Independent Retailer Month, and the aim of the event is to encourage residents and visitors to discover the great range of shops their local high street and show their support for these shops.

Hunt leaflets will be available at participating businesses in the town centre as well as the National Trust Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre. The challenge is to collect ten “lost coins” stickers from businesses all over the town. The completed leaflets can be redeemed in any participating shop to get a certificate and a prize. All those completed leaflets are then entered into a prize draw with fantastic prizes such as a family pass to the National Trust Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre and the National Trust Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge as well as Ballycastle Shopping Vouchers.

The Chamber and its members hope that the event will encourage residents to shop locally. July marks the UK’s third Independent Retailer Month, which aims to raise awareness of thousands of local businesses and increase footfall into town and village centres, helping retailers to stay open for business, and to reduce the number of empty shops on the high street.

A spokesperson for the Ballycastle Chamber of Commerce said:

“Independent Retailer Month is a really important time for shops and business like this, and we’re calling on shoppers to come along and see what we have to offer. “The number of empty shops on our high streets across the country has hit an all-time high this year, and the only way to stop that happening is for people to visit them, and support them. While many people do shop for convenience online, or at one-stop centres, there’s no substitute for great customer service and that sense of community that comes with shopping close to home, and we want to remind people of that. The Treasure Hunt should be lots of fun for families who take part and our members are very enthusiastic about welcoming people into our fantastic shops.”

Some of the businesses in Ballycastle taking part in the treasure hunt are:

  • Rathlin Island Ferry
  • Morton’s Fish & Chips Shop
  • Hair at the Boathouse
  • Harbour Gallery
  • Bay Café
  • Mauds Ice Cream
  • Café Boyles
  • Boyle’s Spar
  • The Promenade Café
  • NUA
  • Marine Hotel
  • Emma Richmond Opticians
  • The Sweetie Jar
  • Thmye & Co
  • K.Co
  • Gillan
  • Homemade Beautiful
  • Dallat’s Shoe Box
  • McNamara – Living
  • McLaughlin Jewellers
  • Indigo & RD Engraving
  • Watsons Optometrist
  • SMC Computers
  • McCaughan’s Chemist
  • D McAuley
  • D.J McLister
  • J.F. Mclister & Son
  • McKay’s Family Butchers
  • Snip
  • JA McMichael Chemist
  • Sugar Bean Café
  • Donnelly’s Bakery & Coffee Shop
  • Haugheys
  • PC Electrics
  • Ballycastle Garden Centre
  • Spar Maxol
  • Noels Pound Coiner
  • McAuleys Florist
  • Castle Pharmacy
  • McMullan Pharmacy
  • EuroSpar
  • Greenlight Gateway
  • Spar Moyle Rd
  • Harry’s Ices