Members of St Colmcille's GFC receiving a donation from the East Meath Branch of Drogheda Credit Union.

Local branches celebrate International Credit Union Day

Drogheda Credit Union with branches in Trim, East Meath (Bettystown), Drogheda and Dunleer are joining credit union members around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) today.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of ICU day where credit unions around the world reflect on the movement's history, promote its achievements, recognise its hard work and share member experiences.

This year, to support the ICU theme of “Celebrating the spirit of the global credit union movement”, credit unions across Ireland will be showcasing how they are “For You, For Community”.

Credit unions such as Drogheda Credit Union, are there for their members and communities to assist them to build and maintain a brighter financial future for themselves and their families.

Credit unions are unique in the financial sector as not-for-profit financial co-operatives owned by, and operated for, the benefit of members they serve.

Strong credit unions make strong communities. Credit unions genuinely care about their members, and put them at the heart of everything they do.

At a time when bank branches continue to close in cities, towns and villages, credit unions are committed to maintaining their services within their local communities, and offering that personal, face-to-face service as well as access to digital channels.

To mark ICU day, all the Drogheda Credit Union branches including Trim, Bettystown, Dunleer and Drogheda are raffling a number of beautiful hampers and also on their social media.

Suzanne Gilleece (Manager Trim Credit Union Branch), Gwen Bagnell, Marty Faherty, Anna Fitzsimons (Trim Musical Society) receiving a donation from Trim branch of Drogheda Credit Union.

Suzanne Gilleece, Branch Manager of Trim Credit Union Branch said: “Our members and community are our backbone and we are so proud of the part we play in sustaining our community in Trim, East Meath, Drogheda and Dunleer.

"We genuinely care about our members, and put them at the heart of everything we do. Our goal is to remain a cornerstone of our community by continuing to go above and beyond for our members.

"With the cost of living crisis becoming more and more prevalent, credit unions remain vital and accessible providers of affordable and ethical financial services across the country. Our doors here at Drogheda, Trim, East Meath and Dunleer are always open.

We believe that Drogheda Credit Union makes a real, positive impact on the lives of people and we want to remind people that we are here to help with their personal financial needs. loan types etc. We look forward to celebrating with our members, and indeed the whole community, on ICU Day.”

Drogheda Credit Union has been proudly serving our members for over 50 years and has a membership of 51,000. In the past year alone, it has provided over €34 million in loans to the local community.