The idea of a Credit Union was the result of a meeting in October in 1965 between Canon Heaney P.P. in Athenry and John Hume from Derry. John Hume was one of the founding members of Derry Credit Union in 1960. Derry was the first credit union in Northern Ireland.
In November 1965, a meeting of those interested in a credit union was held in the Canton Hall. Here, the idea of a credit union was further explained. A number of subsequent meetings were held and by the end of December 1965, it was agreed to formally establish Athenry Parish Credit Union in January 1966.
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Old Church St, Athenry, Co. Galway, H65 Y271
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