Carlow District Credit Union Ltd., Ballon/Rathoe branch.
New Road (beside the Enterprise Centre)
Tel: 059 9159414
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Normal Hours: Mondays 9.45 to 12.45 and 14.oo to 17.30
BALLON/RATHOE CREDIT UNION CLOSED
Ballon/Rathoe Credit Union closed for the last time on Monday 20 April after 52 years of trading and serving the people of the area. The branch became a sub-office of Carlow CU in 2015 but in recent times the volumes of members visiting the Ballon/Rathoe office decreased significantly while the number of Ballon/Rathoe members availing of the longer opening hours in Askea house increased significantly. CDCU remain committed to the Ballon/Rathoe community and will continue to provide all credit union services to the community members via their other offices, automated services and online offerings for years to come.
All accounts from the Ballon office will remain in place and can be serviced at any of the CDCU’s other three locations – Head office, Askea, Rathvilly or Mayo-Doonane sub-offices. Members can avail of loan offerings at any of CDCU’s offices and the mobile lending officer is available to Ballon-Rathoe members for their convenience.
Ballon/Rathoe Credit Union was formed in March 1968 with the late Bill Nolan and Michael Kavanagh as joint secretaries. The following month the following directors were elected- president, James McEvoy; vice-president, John Boylan; secretary/treasurer, John Donohue and Patsy Nolan and Michael Kavanagh. By September that year it had 70 members who had more than 600 pounds invested.
The ever-expanding Credit Union marked its 25th anniversary in 1993 by opening its new premises on the Fenagh road in Ballon ( it had operated in the village hall prior to that). In September 2015 Carlow District Credit Union Ltd announced the completion of the transfer of engagement with the Ballon/Rathoe branch. The transfer was the first involving a Carlow based Credit Union.
Carlow District Credit Union will be hosting a Coffee morning in their Carlow & Ballon Offices on Friday 24th February to raise funds for Shan Tynan.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Pop in for a cuppa, and a chat.
Yesterday the Credit Union threw a party for the special needs children and their teachers from Ballon National School. The children were thrilled to have a chat with santa and to get a present from him. They joined in with songs and verse and entertained us all. The teachers also got the opportunity to be with the big man and enjoyed themselves as well. After there was plenty of goodies to eat and drink.