The group behind Kinvara’s business boycott of Israeli goods has described the response to the collective move as “overwhelming.”
Kinvara (Cinn Mhara, meaning “head of the sea“), a village in County Galway, has become the first community in Ireland to unite against Israel’s military action in Gaza.
According to the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (ISPC), Kinvara is the first and only town in Ireland to take this collective action.
Since the boycott was announced, John Griffin, Frank Naughton, and Vicky Donnelly have been inundated with support locally, nationally, and even internationally.
“All three of us have been approached by people in the community who are delighted to see an action like this happening here. We have received messages of support across social media and even by phone … We have had calls from Cork, Dublin, Northern Ireland and a man in France, who was so inspired by what he saw on the internet about what is going on in Kinvara that he wanted more information,” Ms. Donnelly said.
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