Their current offices, which have been the credit union’s home since 1976, have become a landmark premises in the town since they were officially opened on April 30, 1976 by John Hume who had set up the first Northern Ireland credit union in Derry in 1961. A landmark was reached in 1979 when the person who became the 1,000th member received a bonus of £10 in shares. Growth continued and with the pressure of work on the volunteers who ran the credit union it was decided to go computerised in August 1983.
By 1985 another milestone was reached and it was a proud Michael O’Reilly in his Treasurer’s Report at the January monthly meeting who announced that savings to date were £1,003,850.00 – the magic million pound mark had been reached. The growth and popularity of the credit union had seen the office space needed to deal with its members and the opening hours of the office expand over the years to where it is now. Even to this day, there are renovation works under way in the office to expand the members’ service area and loan meeting rooms.
The manager of the credit union is Gerry Kelly and the staff are Miriam Duffy, Ciaran Sweeney, Cyril Mulkeen, Aisling Clarke, Linda Jordan, Kevin Keaveney, Anne Naughton, Eilis Moran and Una Higgins.
For more information contact St Colman’s (Claremorris) Credit Union Ltd, The Square, Claremorris.
Phone 094 9371159 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Business hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and from 10am to 3pm on Saturday.