A look back at the Credit Union’s history

Archive Launch to mark International Credit Union Day 2011nand European Year of the Volunteer'19-10-2011'REPRO FREE'Joe Duffy and John Hume launch Exhibition at Oisin Gallery, Dublin..Pic shows John Hume as he views pictures of himself from 1964..'To coincide with International Credit Union Day and to mark European Year of the Volunteer 2011, the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) has today announced the launch of a new Archive Exhibition which opens at the Ois�n Gallery, Westland Row in Dublin today by John Hume Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Joe Duffy, RTE Presenter. The exhibition, which looks back at the last 53 years of credit union history in Ireland, will run until the 26th October and is open to the public from �9.30am to 5.30pm each day.'Founding members of the Irish Movement and their families including John Hume, along with ILCU Board members, credit union volunteers and staff and members today joined RTE's Joe Duffy in a celebration of its history.''PIC: MAXWELLS NO FEE''''�'For further informa
Archive Launch to mark International Credit Union Day 2011nand European Year of the Volunteer'19-10-2011'REPRO FREE'Joe Duffy and John Hume launch Exhibition at Oisin Gallery, Dublin..Pic shows John Hume as he views pictures of himself from 1964..'To coincide with International Credit Union Day and to mark European Year of the Volunteer 2011, the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) has today announced the launch of a new Archive Exhibition which opens at the Ois�n Gallery, Westland Row in Dublin today by John Hume Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Joe Duffy, RTE Presenter. The exhibition, which looks back at the last 53 years of credit union history in Ireland, will run until the 26th October and is open to the public from �9.30am to 5.30pm each day.'Founding members of the Irish Movement and their families including John Hume, along with ILCU Board members, credit union volunteers and staff and members today joined RTE's Joe Duffy in a celebration of its history.''PIC: MAXWELLS NO FEE''''�'For further informa
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The role of Derry in establishing Credit Unions in Northern Ireland as well as pictorial records of other key moments in the movement’s history will be on display in the Void Gallery on Patrick St beginning next Wednesday.

Founding members, including John Hume, along with members of the Board of the Irish League of Credit Unions, volunteers and staff from Derry will be among those attending the launch of the exhibition which will remain open to the public until Saturday (March 3rd).

The First 'Convention Day Derry' dates from 1964. A young John Hume is the furtherest from the camera. Derry Credit Union would have been four years old at the time.

The First 'Convention Day Derry' dates from 1964. A young John Hume is the furtherest from the camera. Derry Credit Union would have been four years old at the time.

Announcing the Exhibition Rosemary O’Doherty, Chair of the Northern Ireland Committee of the League said:

“Despite the current challenging times, credit unions in Ireland remain a very popular movement and more importantly they are an essential part of our social fabric. As we battle the storm of economic crisis, credit unions are still a vital part of communities in Derry and across the country, offering accessible financial services and an open friendly approach to money management.

In Northern Ireland over 410,000 members have recognised the value of Credit Unions. This exhibition will allow credit union members and members of the public an opportunity to explore how a small number of foresighted individuals founded one of Ireland’s must successful cooperatives - the credit union movement. The exhibition takes you on a journey from the movements beginning in 1958 to present day 2012.”