International Credit Union Day!

21 October, 2023

Wexford Credit Union joined members worldwide to celebrate International Credit Union Day® (ICU Day) on Thursday, 19th October 2023.

This year marked the 75th anniversary of ICU Day, where credit unions reflect on the movement’s history, promote its achievements, recognise its hard work, and share member experiences.

This year, to support the ICU theme of “Celebrating the spirit of the global credit union movement,” credit unions across Ireland showcased how they are “For You, For Community.” Wexford Credit Union marked the day by incorporating their main sponsorship commitment to the Fleadh Cheoil next year. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the biggest event of its kind in the world. It could see up to 700,000 people descend on the town and be worth up to 60 million to the local economy.

Wexford Credit Union members enjoyed beautiful music played by a local harpist, Úna Walsh. Úna, almost completely deaf, wowed over two million people when she performed the harp on the Late Late Toy Show in 2021. Justin Murphy, owner of Coffee Express, kept members warm with plenty of coffee/tea/hot chocolates, you name it! The talented Nonie from BlossomInk Studio did a fantastic job on the windows in time for next week’s Opera Festival opening, the theme this year being to congratulate Wexford on their successful bid for the Fleadh.

Credit unions are unique in the financial sector as not-for-profit financial co-operatives owned by and operated for the benefit of the members they serve.

“Strong credit unions make strong communities. Our members and community are our backbone, and we are proud of our part in sustaining that community. We genuinely care about our members and put them at the heart of everything we do. Our goal is to remain a cornerstone of our community by continuing to go above and beyond for our members. With the cost-of-living crisis becoming increasingly prevalent, credit unions remain vital and accessible providers of affordable and ethical financial services nationwide. Wexford Credit Union makes a real, positive impact on the lives of people in our local area, and we want to remind people that we are here to help with their financial needs.” Loans Manager, David Maguire.