GR8 Savers 2019

GR8 Saver Week



Tipperary Credit Union is encouraging children in Tipperary & Limerick to get rocking with their savings this May! The credit union launches its ‘GR8 Savers’ financial education initiative this week (May 6th to 12th). The financial awareness week aims to get parents and teachers talking to children about the importance of saving for the future.

Experts believe that the age you learn about responsible money management and how to save has a huge impact on how you will handle finances as an adult. The wide-scale study by behaviour experts at Cambridge University also revealed that financial habits in adults are typically set by age seven. So it is never too early for children to start learning prudent financial behaviour!

Speaking about the Gr8 Savers initiative, Pat Shanahan CEO TIPPERARY Credit Union said: “A huge part of our ethos at Tipperary Credit Union is financial education for the community. As part of our commitment to the local area, we want to ensure that our future generations are financially educated and empowered. Sound financial planning and prudent money management are skills that can be nurtured from a young age. Encouraging children and young people to develop a regular savings habit during GR8 Savers Week can assist them greatly in the future, especially when they need to manage budgets while at college or in their first job. So we’re encouraging all children to rock on down to us here at the credit union and open their very first savings account!”

The awareness week is designed to be fun and enjoyable for young people, while also highlighting the value of money and the benefits of prudent spending.  It’s also an opportunity for young people to learn about the not-for-profit ethos of their local credit union and the fact that we will always be there for them in the future, offering fair and affordable loans for whatever they might need, be it college, a new car, a holiday or their wedding day”.

Download our free fun activity sheet for your child here GR8-Savers-2019-Activity-Sheet.

Tipperary Credit Union has also put together some of their top tips for teaching children how to develop a healthy and responsible attitude to money.

  1. Consider rewarding children for regular saving. Don’t focus on the amount saved, but the fact that they are developing a savings habit. Supporting and rewarding them to save even very small amounts on a regular basis will help to imbed the habit.
  2. Help young people to decide on a savings goal. They will find it much easier to save regularly when they are savings towards something they really want.
  3. Dissuade young people from spending their savings on impulse. Remind them of their savings goal and what they originally wanted to save for. Share with them a story of something that you would have saved for when you were younger.
  4. Help young people to develop a savings plan, calendar or mood-board to highlight when their goal will be achieved. Having a visual prop or a visual ‘countdown’ can also encourage them to stick to their target.
  5. Give pocket money or allowances in small denominations and encourage them to put a little aside. Giving them a transparent piggy bank or jar so they can watch their money physically increase, is also a good idea.
  6. Consider linking pocket money and allowances to chores or responsibilities in the home. This helps to embed the idea that money must be earned. The more effort required to earn their money, the less likely they will be to spend on impulse or all at once.
  7. If pocket money and allowances run out at an early stage, don’t rush to replace them. Providing additional money at the drop of a hat will defeat the purpose of giving a set allowance.
  8. Why not bring them in to Tipperary Credit Unionto open their own credit union account. This will give them a sense of independence and responsibility.


Opening Hours
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Easter Opening Hours 2019

Easter Opening Hours 2019

Head Office Tipperary Town
Thursday April 18th OPEN 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Friday April 19th CLOSED
Saturday April 20th OPEN 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Monday April 22nd CLOSED
Tuesday April 3rd OPEN As Normal

Plassey Office Castletroy
Thursday April 18th OPEN 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Friday April 19th CLOSED
Monday April 22nd CLOSED
Tuesday April 3rd OPEN As Normal

Doon Office
Wednesday April 17th OPEN 1.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Thursday April 18th OPEN 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
(Note office closes for Lunch 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.)
Friday April 19th CLOSED

Bansha Office
Thursday April 18th OPEN 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
(Note office closes for Lunch 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.)
Friday April 19th CLOSED
Saturday April 20th OPEN 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Dundrum Office
Thursday April 18th OPEN 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
(Note office closes for Lunch 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.)
Friday April 19th CLOSED

Hollyford Office
Thursday April 18th OPEN 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m
Friday April 19th CLOSED

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March Car Draw Winner 2019

March Car Draw Winner 2019

Congratulations to Alice Ryan of  Bansha, Tipperary our March winner of our Members Car Draw, Alice won a brand new Renault Clio!

If you haven’t signed up for the members car draw yet, simply call to any of our branch offices and fill out the Members Car Draw form. At only €24 per annum for six draws, our members car draw is exceptional value for money. Tipperary Credit Union’s car draw is exclusive to members only which gives you an even greater chance of winning one of the superb cars on offer.T&C’s Apply

Transition Year Bursary Awards
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Transition Year Bursary Awards 2019

Transition Year Bursary Awards

Tipperary Credit Union has a very proactive Youth Committee that runs various youth initiatives throughout the year. One such initiative is the Transition Year Bursary Awards, which is now in its fifth year. We at Tipperary Credit Union are aware of the benefits of a student completing the Transition Year programme. Designed to help students develop not just on an educational level but also on a personal, social, and vocational level it has a very positive effect on the student. The cost of putting a child through Transition Year can range from €500 to €1,000 depending on the school. As a result of this very costly expense the Transition Year Bursary was created.

  • Tipperary Credit Union offers five €500 bursaries, one to each of the five secondary schools in our common bond.
  • The Transition Year Bursary is an open draw and requires students to fill out and complete an application form and return it to our Head Office (Emmet Street, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary).

The following are a list of the participating schools:

Castletroy College (Castletroy, Limerick), Scoil na Trionoide Naofa (Doon, Limerick), St Anne’s Secondary School (Tipperary Town), St Ailbe’s Secondary School (Tipperary Town) and The Abbey CBS (Tipperary Town).

Information & Rules

  • Bursary application forms will be sent to all participating schools.
  • If you attend any of the five schools but have not received an application, forms can be collected in our Head Office in Emmet St, Tipperary Town or downloaded from the link below.
  • Students must be participating in next year’s Transition Year programme starting in September 2019 to be eligible to enter.
  • Students must return completed applications to Tipperary Credit Union, Emmet Street, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary.
  • Closing date for entries is the 22nd of March 2019.
  • Winning applicants are selected based on their application form and response to the question: What would it mean to you to win the Bursary?
  • The winning student if not already a member of Tipperary Credit Union will need to open an account with Tipperary Credit Union prior to receiving the bursary.


Download the TY Bursary Application Form Here Transition Year Bursary 2019


St Patrick’s Weekend Office Opening Hours

St Patrick’s Weekend Office Opening Hours

Please note we are open business as usual Saturday 16th of March from 9.30a.m. to 2.30p.m. in our Tipperary Town and Bansha offices.

All branch offices are closed on Monday 18th of March.

Have a great St Patrick’s weekend from all at Tipperary Credit Union


AGM Notice 2018

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Tipperary Credit Union
will take place in Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Resort, Tipperary,on Tuesday the 11th December 2018 at 8 p.m.

(All members are asked to bring their membership number)
Free member draws will take place for members present at the AGM.

062 80400

Merry Christmas to all our members.

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Young Savers Christmas Competition

WIN AN iPad Mini

At Tipperary Credit Union we understand the importance of teaching our younger members the life skill of saving. As part of our Youth Programme we have set up several competitions designed to highlight to our younger members the advantages of saving a little bit on a regular basis.

For our Christmas competition we have an iPad Mini up for grabs. Every time our young member saves they will receive an entry form into our draw for the iPad Mini. It is important that our younger members learn that getting into the habit of saving on a regular basis is very beneficial.


  • To enter the member must be under the age of 16.
  • Every time an eligible member makes a lodgement to their Tipperary Credit Union account they will receive an entry form. (Please ask a member of staff for an entry form if you did not receive one when a lodgement was carried out).
  • If our young member saves by Direct Debit the entry form can be downloaded from our website. Please note it must be returned to our Head Office: Emmet Street, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary. Click on the link to download an entry form if you save by Direct Debit Christmas Ipad Mini Online Entry Form 2018
  • The entry form must be completed and returned to your local branch office.
  • The draw will take place live on Tipp Mid West Radio on our Christmas Members Day on Thursday the 20th of December.
  • The competition runs from the 15th of November until the 18th of December.


  • The Young Saver must be a member of Tipperary Credit Union.
  • The Young Saver must be under the age of 16.
  • By entering the draw consent is given for the Young Saver’s name to be announced live on air.
  • By entering the draw consent is given for a photo to be taken of the Young Saver which will be used for marketing purposes on Social Media, Websites, Print Media and Tipperary Credit Union marketing material.
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International Credit Union Day 2018

On Thursday the 18th of October we celebrated International Credit Union Day. Credit Unions across the world came together to celebrate the Credit Union movement and what it is has achieved. This year celebrated the 70th anniversary worldwide and the 60th anniversary here in Ireland.