Wednesday, July 01, 2020


Friday, May 29th was the busiest day for shopping in County Roscommon as stores reopened after the lockdown, according to AIB.

Data from the bank also reveals that consumers in County Roscommon are now spending more on clothes, fast food and hardware

The average transaction amounts for each of those sectors was higher over phase  one and two of the government’s reopening plan than before the Covid-19 restrictions came into place

Nationally, Irish people are spending an average of €75 per transaction on clothes, up €15 from before Covid-19 as demand built up while stores were closed. Meanwhile,  people in Roscommon are also spending an average of €66 per transaction on clothes.

The data has been compiled from over one million AIB debit and credit card transactions between May 18th and June 14th and has been anonymised and aggregated.

Friday, June 12th was the busiest day for clothes shopping and the second busiest day overall in terms of in-store transactions since the Covid-19 restrictions started to lift.

The data shows Irish customers like to spend on a Friday with three out of the top five busiest days being Fridays. Overall, the top five busiest days for shopping nationally since the restrictions lifted were:  Friday, May 29th  (Friday before June Bank Holiday); Friday, June 12th June (Penneys reopened this day); Friday, June 5th ; Thursday, May 28th and Thursday, June 11th.

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