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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.


International Credit Union Day

Credit Union Difference Celebrated on Historic International Credit Union Day

Tipperary Credit Union joins more than 68,800 credit unions around the world to celebrate the 70th annual International Credit Union Day(ICU Day) on October 18th next. In addition to being an important anniversary for the global movement, credit unions here are also celebrating 60 successful years of service in Ireland. To mark this significant milestones in Irish credit union history, this year’s ICU Day celebrations will focus on the unique financial services offered by credit unions.
The celebrations will revolve around the theme of the credit union difference”, putting people at the heart of everything we do, which has endured for the past six decades in Ireland. All credit unions remain not-for-profit institutions that operate independently. All credit union decisions on services, products and the future direction of the organisation are made at local level, and in the best interest of the local membership. Credit unions remain a trusted and reliable provider of affordable credit in the communities they serve. In short credit union members always come first, above all else.

To mark the occasion, Tipperary Credit Union is holding:
A Free Fun Quiz Night
• Where: Leahys Bar, Davis Street, Tipperary Town
• When: 9pm sharp on Thursday the 18th of October.
• Teams of four
• Loads of spots prizes on the night
• €500 is up for grabs for local clubs and charities
• All are welcome to attend

Mass will also be celebrated for past and present members of Tipperary Credit Union on Sunday October 14th at 12.30p.m. in St Michael’s Church, Tipperary Town. All members are invited to attend.

July Car Draw Winner
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July Car Draw Winner 2018

July Car Draw Winner 2018

Congratulations to Diana and Con Ryan Jnr, Tipperary Town. Diana and Con were our July winners of our Members Car Draw and won a brand new Renault Clio!

If you haven’t signed up for the member’s 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 member’s 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

Tipperary Credit Union Photography Competition
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Tipperary Credit Union Photography Competition

We are seeking a photographer to capture the essence of Tipperary Credit Union for the 2019 Alliance of Credit Unions of Tipperary 2019 Calendar. The Alliance is a a group of Credit Unions from Tipperary who produce a calendar every year. Each Credit Union has their own page in the Calendar and this year we are asking members of the public to send in a photo for our page.

This year’s theme is ‘My Locality’ and we are looking for landscape size photos that will show off the Common Bond of Tipperary Credit Union in all its glory. The photos must be landscape in size and can include the followiing: shop fronts, monuments, landscapes, local events or flora and fauna etc. Tipperary Credit Union’s common bond includes the following locations: Tipperary Town, Bansha, Cappawhite, Doon, Dundrum, Emly, Hollyford, Oola and Plassey (Limerick). Photos can be colour or black and white but they must be of high quality, i.e. 300dpi and landscape in size. Photos must be submitted electronically to the email c.costelloe@tipperarycu.ie. Closing date for entries is 31st July 2018. Two winning photos will be selected with each receiving a €100. One photo will be guaranteed a place in the calendar with the second photo subject to space.


1. This competition is open to the general public 16 years or over.

2. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

3. Entries should be submitted by via email to c.costelloe@tipperarycu.ie must be labelled with the entrant’s name and location of the photograph and image files must be 300 dpi and between 1MB and 3MB. Entrants should include their own name, address and telephone number. We regret that we are unable to accept postal entries.

4. All entries must be received by the advertised closing time and date (5.00p.m. on the 31st of July).

5. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.

6. Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the Competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to Tipperary Credit Union Limited to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites/social media and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.

7. Only one entry per person. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.

8. The winning entry will be that that is judged to be the most visually appealing, original and self-explanatory. The winner will be notified within seven days of the closing date of the competition.

9. There are two prizes of €100. The prize is subject to availability. There is no guarantee that both photos will be used for the Credit Unions of Tipperary Calendar.

10. The winners may be required to take part in publicity.

11. The winners’ names and counties may be disclosed on the calendar or to anyone who writes in to Tipperary Credit Union seeking the names of the winners.

13. Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Tipperary Credit Union and accordingly Tipperary Credit Union may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to Tipperary Credit Union as a result thereof.

Bicycle Draw Tipperary Credit Union
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Bicycle Draw Competition 2018

Youth Programme

As part of our Youth Programme our Summer Bicycle Draw is back again. The bicycle draw competition is designed to encourage our younger members to save. The competition’s objective is to encourage children to save a little bit on a regular basis and to remind them that they don’t have to spend all of their pocket money at once. Teaching children the benefits of saving and managing their money is a life skill that they will continue to use in their adult life.

Bicycle Draw Competition 2018

How to Enter Bicycle Draw Competition

There are two bikes to be won, one for Under 10 and the other for Under 16.

  1. Must be Under the age of 16.
  2. Must make a lodgement to their account between the 15th of June and 31st of July.
  3. Fill out and return an entry form to a local branch office

Every lodgement that is transacted in this period warrants an entry form so please ensure you collect one at your local branch.

Please note for members who save by Direct Debit etc., the entry form is available on our website.

Download the form here Bicycle Draw Online Entry Form 2018 . Please note it must be returned to the Head Office (Emmet Street, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary).

The bicycle draw will run from the 15th of June to the 31st of July. The winners will be announced the first week of August.

May Members Car Draw Winner
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May Car Draw Winner 2018

May Car Draw Winner 2018

Congratulations to Niamh Keehan (Ryan), Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary. Niamh was our May winner of our Members Car Draw and won a brand new Renault Clio!

If you haven’t signed up for the member’s 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 member’s 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

Third Level Information Day
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Third Level Information Day Tipperary Credit Union

At Tipperary Credit Union, we understand the importance of our Youth and their education. As part of our Youth Programme Initiatives, we are holding a Third Level Information Day for Leaving Certificate students and an information evening for Parents. The information day will look at the many issues that influence success at Third Level along with the many challenges faced by students and parents making the transition.

Author of Cracking the College Code and Education Consultant, Catherine O’ Connor will be presenting the information day for students and also will be presenting an information evening designed specifically for the concerns of parents.

The event will be held in St. Ailbe’s Vocational School Tipperary Town, on Thursday the 26th of April.

The Student information afternoon will take place at 2pm and is organised through participating schools.

The Parents information evening will take place at 7pm and there is an open invitation for all parents and guardians in the local area. The information evening for parents will last about 1 hour and you must email your attendance in advance, for parents not participating through the selected schools.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Making informed course and college choices
  • Reasons for withdrawal from college
  • Preparing for change
  • Getting to know how the level system works
  • What students face in day to day life at college
  • Where and when to look for help
  • Becoming a successful student
  • Living at home or away

Tipperary Credit Union will also be on hand to discuss any student finance queries.

You may confirm your attendance by emailing judy.burke@tipperarycu.ie by Thursday the 19th of April.

Cracking the College Code, published by CJ Fallon, was launched by the Provost of Trinity College Dublin and the Minister for Education and Skills and is endorsed by third level institutions and the National Parents Council Post Primary. It is described by the President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors as “the must have essential guide for all students, parents and guardians – full of valuable insights and practical advice – the book that should be in every Leaving Cert student’s bag.”


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Tipperary Credit Union West Intermediate Hurling Championship Launch

The official launch of the Tipperary Credit Union West Intermediate Hurling Championship Launch took place this month at our Head Office.

Eight teams, Arravale Rovers, Cappawhite, Cashel King Cormacs, Galtee Rovers, Golden/Kilfeacle, Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams, Lattin/Cullen Gaels and Sean Treacys will battle it out for the Johnny Leahy Cup between March and the end of April.

The competition will be run on a straight knockout basis with no second chance leaving four intriguing quarter finals to look forward to. Unlike previous years the semi-finals of the competition were also drawn in January.

1 Cashel King Cormacs v Arravale Rovers

2. Sean Treacys v Lattin/ Cullen Gaels

3. Galtee Rovers v Cappawhite

4. Golden/Kilfeacle v Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams

Semi Finals: 2 v 4; 1 v 3

For more information on the fixtures you can follow West Tipperary GAA on Facebook.


Pictured L/R: Pat Shanahan (CEO, Tipperary Credit Union),  John O’Shea (West Board Chairman), Michael McCarthy (West Secretary), Catherine Hogan (Tipperary Credit Union)