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Fifth Years of Enniscorthy Credit Union Limited

In April 1964, Enniscorthy Credit Union Limited was founded following a public meeting of traders, business people and representative groups like the ICA, held in Bennetts Hotel, Enniscorthy to see if they could do something for the people of Enniscorthy and its surrounds.
Unemployment was at an all-time high and credit was scare. A positive thing at the time was the spread of the Credit Union movement, which the group researched and eventually established. The Directors decided to provide credit union facilities on Friday nights between 7.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m., accommodation being provided by the Governing Body of the Athenaeum. The Credit Union used the Athenaeum accommodation (the previous home of EMS) until the 1st November, 1968 when it moved across the street to rooms let by Mr. P. Bourke, Castle Street. Friday night opening still applied with directors and other committee members acting as tellers.
In April 1972 they acquired No 1 Market Square, which was officially opened in October 1973 by President Erskine Childers. In 1981 the pinnacle of development occurred when the credit union invested in some of the most modern computer equipment available which enabled the members to receive an up to date balance on their account each time they carried out a transaction. By now the Enniscorthy Credit Union had become one of the great success stories of the community and had out grown its premises in the Market Square. Following the Christmas break of 1994 Enniscorthy Credit Union Ltd., opened its doors to a brand new purposely built building in Abbey Square, where it is currently located.
Early in 2010 another chapter began in the life of Enniscorthy Credit Union, when proceedings began in order to carry out a transfer of engagements of Ballymurn Credit Union to Enniscorthy Credit Union.premises used by Ballymurn Credit Union in Ballymurn Village now acts as a sub office and provides all the servises provided by the main office at Abbey Square.
Now fifty years later, the Credit Union is the financial hub of our town. Enniscorthy Musical Society joins with the Enniscorthy Credit Union in celebrating fifty years at the centre of the community. Our long association demonstrates the Enniscorthy Credit Unionís commitment to local community based musical theater. We thank the Enniscorthy Credit Union for their invaluable support of our society.

Caption on photo: Chairperson Jennifer Byrne accepts the generous sponsorship Enniscorthy Credit Union representative Pat O'Shea. Naoise Dunbar and Megan Power join to congratulate Enniscorthy Credit Union on its Fifty Years in business.

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