In 1986, a group of local residents in Dublin 24 formed a study group to research the history, law and rules of the Irish Credit Union movement. Nine months later, Kilnamanagh Credit Union Ltd opened its doors for the first time on Friday, 13 February, 1987.
St Kevin’s Girls School was home to the local CU branch until 1995 when the branch moved to its present purpose-built offices. Kilnamanagh CU Ltd has grown with the community and offers quality financial services in an ethical, professional, and caring manner and furthers sponsors local groups/charities such as St Kevin’s Family Resource Centre, Kilnamanagh Residence Association, Run for Rita, Kingswood Castle FC and Kilnamanagh AFC, but to name a few.
“We are at the heart of the community offering loans and savings to our members,” said Elaine Durney, Manager Kilnamanagh CU. “Our ethos has always been to be here for the household who needed a new washing machine or the funds to put a loved one to rest. This ethos is as strong today and our members remain our priority.
“We recently launched our online card payments which enable all members to make payments via our website – repaying a loan or saving has never been easier, and vulnerable members don’t have to risk coming into the office.
“Our Loving Local businesses are two essential services within the community that have operated throughout COVID-19,” continued Elaine. “St Kevin’s Resource Centre provided family packs during COVID-19, their support massively helped local families throughout lockdown.
“ODC Chemist stayed open throughout COVID-19 ensuring our members were looked after and they were also very helpful when we needed to organise Christmas gifts for the Annual Credit Union Dinner Dance!”
Working together for the benefit of the community, is what loving local is all about!