A little bit of history
B&S Credit Union first opened in 1969 and it has been a valuable service to our Finn Valley community since then. In recognition of its 50th anniversary, B&S Credit Union would like to invite its members (old and new) to come and celebrate this special occasion.
A number of exciting celebration events are planned to take place from 18th to 20th July 2019.
B&S Credit Union’s first Board Meeting took place on 28th July 1969 in the Butt Hall, Ballybofey. The following locals were elected as officers; Patrick Hannigan (RIP) Chairman, Maureen Mc Gilloway(RIP) Vice Chairperson, Brian Mc Dermott Treasurer, William Mc Intyre (RIP) Asst. Treasurer, Michael Mullarkey Secretary, and Phil Roddy Asst. Secretary.
The first Credit Committee comprised of Hugh Friel, John Harkin (RIP) and Molly Mc Neill (RIP).
The Minutes of their meeting state that the elected officers thanked those for electing them and expressed dedication to the work of making the Credit Union a success.
The meeting also agreed to have public collections on Saturday nights in the Butt Hall from 7.30 – 9.00 pm commencing on the 9th August 1969.
Since that excellent voluntary work of the first Board, B&S Credit Union has continued to flourish over 5 decades and has created a community financial co-operative which serves almost 13,000 members in its common bond. B&S Credit Union has experienced two changes of currency, and premises, since its inception.
They moved into their current premises on Main Street Ballybofey in 1999.
The premises was extensively renovated in 2017 and is now a secure, confidential and comfortable premises for both members and staff.
B&S Credit Union common bond includes the areas of Ballybofey and Stranorlar, Cloghan, Drumkeen, Crossroads, Killygordon, Convoy, and Castlefinn.
Details of B&S Credit Union celebration events for their members, that are free of charge include:
Thursday 18th July from 12noon – 2.30 pm B&S Credit Union Members Only 2019 Car Draw will take place. Highland Radio’s John Breslin Show will be live from the Credit Union on Main Street, Ballybofey. Members who have entered the car draw will have their fingers crossed as one lucky member will drive away in a 192 Ford Focus Zetec, supplied by Shane Connolly Car Sales.
Entrants will also have a chance to win a number of fantastic cash prizes! Members who haven’t entered are still welcome to come along to the Live draw as there will be spot prizes for attendees on the day and of course refreshments will be served.
Friday 19th July from 11 am – 3 pm they will host a Vintage Tea Party. Afternoon Tea will be served in a 50th Anniversary Marquee which will be located in B&S Credit Union’s Car Park. You can enjoy beautiful sweet treats, home bakes, tea/coffee amid some light entertainment.
Saturday 20th July from 10 am – 2 pm will offer some fun for B&S Credit Union’s younger members. It is their first ever Family Fun Day, taking place in B&S Car Park. Mary’s Ark (micro zoo with a variety of different animals), Face Painting, ice cream, novelty games, Arts & Crafts will be on offer to all free of charge! Free goodie bags will be given out to the first 50 young members who attend and Tea/Coffee and sweet treats will be supplied for the adults!
Final Event – Jackson’s Hotel – Evening Buffet – Sat 20th July, 7.30pm
B&S Credit Union are very proud to be part of the Finn Valley community and look forward to celebrating with all its members. Their final celebration event will take place on Saturday 20th July 2019, at their special 50th Anniversary Evening celebration in Jackson’s Hotel, with a Drinks reception, Buffet, Music, and live music, 7.30pm till late.
Limited tickets are available for members so please contact B&S Credit office on 1800 290 390 or call into the office to book your FREE place.
Serving Our Community
B&S Credit Union lets people in the community come together to save and borrow monies at competitive rates and terms, and is operated on a not-for-profit basis, with surpluses being returned to members.
With members availing of competitive loan rates, loans totalling over €1 Million Euros were issued to our members in the month of May and a further €1 Million was issued to members in June! You can be a part of it….
B&S Credit Union provides personal loans, so if you want to renovate that home, buy a car, enjoy a holiday in the sunshine or help with education expenses, we have a competitive loan rate just for you! We don’t just focus on the rate though! There are no additional fees, no penalties if you settle your loan early, free life savings and free death benefit insurance cover for our members (terms & conditions apply). We provide a professional, confidential and welcoming service to our members while working within the requirements of the Central Bank of Ireland.
It is never too late to join your local Credit Union and enjoy the many benefits of being a member. If you are living or working within 8 miles of B&S Credit Union, you can become a member. Check our website at www.bandscu.ie call into our office on Main Street Ballybofey or give us a call on Freephone 1800 290 390. We welcome all members, old and new!