Our History Timeline
To celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2019 we have put together a timeline of some important events that have taken place since Malahide & District Credit Union was formed in 1969.
Early Days... In September 1969 Tom Geoghegan assembled a group of interested people to set up a Credit Union in Malahide. Advice was sought from the Irish League of Credit Unions, at that stage just over ten years in existence, and Kathleen Matthews and Mick Mc Guinness arrived to lend their expertise.
Among those who pioneered Malahide credit union were Mary Madden, Jim Duignan, Sheila Mahon, Peg Colbert, Dick Killen, Paddy Fagan, Ann McKendry, Brigid Hurding, Maureen Elder, Betty and Seán O’Reilly and Nick Lundberg. Sadly, of those only Seán and Nick are still with us today.
Our Founding Members
Pictured here are the orignal founding members of Malahide & District Credit Union.
These founding members were Mary Madden, Jim Duignan, Sheila Mahon, Peg Colbert, Dick Killen, Paddy Fagan, Ann McKendry, Brigid Hurding, Maureen Elder, Betty and Seán O’Reilly and Nick Lundberg.
Our First Home
Our first home... The credit union opened for business on Sept. 17th, 1969 in the Dispensary, today known as the Health Centre. Business was not exactly brisk at first and the volunteers on duty often had to wait and see what came in “over the counter” before deciding what loans could be disbursed.
After a brief period in the Parish Hall a brave decision was taken to end the nomadic existence by purchasing its present home, 1 Railway Ave. in the mid 1970s.
A group of local fire fighters are organising the provision of defibrillators for use in locations all around Malahide.
To date devices have been placed in all the schools and sports clubs in the area.
Malahide Credit Union, in recognition of their 40 years of service to the local community, are delighted to sponsor a device which will be available round the clock at Malahide Garda Station.
Pictured at the presentation are Keith Murphy, Tara Street Fire Station, Fergus Byrne, North Strand Fire Station, Vivienne Keavey, Malahide
Credit Union, Paul McEvoy & Tom McLoughlin both of Swords Fire Station.
Board of Directors & Supervisors
Pictured here at our 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2019 are our Board of Directors and Supervisors.
St Sylvester's Boys Sponsorship
St Sylvester's Boys U-14 football team have been kitted out in new jerseys thanks to Malahide and District Credit Union. The Malahide team have been sponsored by the credit union since they were U-11s but as every parent knows, boys soon grow out of sports gear so this year the credit union stepped in with a new set of jerseys. Commenting at the presentation, Malahide Credit Union Manager, Vivienne Keavey said: 'Malahide Credit Union firmly believes in committing to and supporting other groups and organisations in the community and has been doing so for many years. 'Through various sponsorships, donations and initiatives, we are not just giving back to our community, but hopefully driving change to help make our community a better place.
'We are so delighted to be sponsors of these boys since age 11 and we wish them every success in their new jerseys.' Team Manager, Stephen McNulty said: 'The generous donation by Malahide Credit Union has enabled us to provide our Boys U-14 team with a brand new set of jerseys.
'This sponsorship and continued support of the Credit Union is much appreciated by everyone connected with the club.'
New Home on Main Street
After a period of over 40 years and much deliberation, Malahide Credit Union has moved from Railway Avenue to new premises on Main Street, and officially opened for business on Wednesday 18th January last. Over the years, Malahide Credit Union has played an integral part in serving its members and the community at large.
Malahide Credit Union has hosted a visit by a high level delegation from Russia who are in Ireland on a short study visit.
Hosted by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) Foundation, the main objective of this visit to Ireland was to gain invaluable insights into the credit union movement, in particular the supervision and regulation aspects, ahead of a new World Bank/Russian Government Microfinance Development Project in Russia.
The project will promote the development of a proper legal, regulatory, and supervisory framework to foster safe and sound growth of the microfinance and credit union sector in Russia.
The visit to Malahide Credit Union allowed the delegation to engage with the staff and Board of Directors to discuss related issues and to see first-hand how a successful credit union operates.
In 2014 Malahide & District Credit Union becomes the first credit union in Ireland to go live with CUSOP.
This modernisation of the electronic service has been introduced by a new company, CUSOP which was set up by credit unions and the Irish League of Credit Unions to provide an electronic payment service for credit unions throughout the country.
The CUSOP service has the capability, over time, to deliver a wide range of payment services such as direct debits, debit cards and ultimately a full on-line banking service for Malahide Credit Union and our members.
In September 2014 Malahide Credit Union also launched a new cuAnywhere App to provide members with 24/7 access to their credit union anywhere in the world.
The App provides the members with access to their credit union's online accounts, website as well as email and mobile phone access.
New Website Launched
In January 2017 we launched a brand new website. Our goal was to make the information that we give to you clearer, easier to find and also give you a more detailed overview of your accounts.
Late Night Thursday
We moved our late night opening from Friday to Thursday on the 5th of April 2018.
We at Malahide Credit Union feel that Thursday is a more natural late opening night and will benefit our members and our staff.
Thursday evening is traditionally a late night shopping night. It’s a more commercial evening and a lot of the shops in the village open late.
Board of Directors
Our current Board of Directors consists of....