COMMUNITY: The Cara Credit Union Killorglin staff pulled out out all the stops to celebrate 50 years serving the people of Killorglin. Pictured were: Anne Edwards, Derry Fleming (Cara Credit Union) and July May Purcell from Killorglin. Photo: Domnick Walsh

 

For 50 years it’s been a huge part of community life in Killorglin – so if was only fitting to celebrate with the community on Friday (July 19).

Cara Credit Union on Mill Road had a great turnout as they opened their doors to the public.

Kenny the Clown was on hand to entertain the children with his creative and impressive balloon modelling skills and for a special treat, free ice creams were handed out from the ice cream van parked outside for the day that was in it. Ellie the Elephant, Cara Credit Union’s Youth Mascot enjoyed the day taking photographs and handing out stickers and goodies to all her young credit union savers.

A coffee dock station serving tea/coffee and refreshments was also a treat for members while they visited the office.

And there was also a look back on the past with a ‘Down through the Years’ exhibition on display for members while they queued in the credit union, and a chance to win €50 on the hour, every hour, throughout the day.

“We were delighted to celebrate our 50th anniversary in Killorglin with our members and the local community in Killorglin,” Pa Laide, CEO of Cara Credit Union, said.

“We had a great turnout and really appreciated the good wishes from our members, past directors and staff who we met on the day, the local businesses and community groups who came down and wished us well. Here’s to another 50 years serving the financial needs of all our members throughout Killorglin.”

Helen Geary, Cara Credit Union’s Branch Manager in Killorglin added that their anniversary celebrations were a great success and that the photo exhibition will be on display in the Killorglin office for the next two weeks.

“We were delighted with the large turnout of people who came to visit and spend time with us on such a joyous occasion. If anyone has photographs/memorabilia/timelines of Killorglin that we can add to complete this showcase, please call in and let us know so we can take copies and update the exhibition.”

 

The Cara Credit Union Killorglin staff pulled out out all the stops too celebrate 50 years serving the people of Killorglin. It was a day of family and fun as Board Members over the years, staff past and present, and members shared heartwarming stories spanning 50 years. Molly Kennedy from Killorglin.

 

CLOWNING AROUND: Pictured Dearbhla Kiely (6), Lauren Keily (4) and Beibhinn Keily (7) and Mr Giggles from Killorglin. Photo: Domnick Walsh

 

LOOKING BACK THROUGH THE YEARS: Pictured Bridget Moriarty and May Byrne from Killorglin. Photo: Domnick Walsh

 

COMMUNITY: The Cara Credit Union Killorglin staff pulled out out all the stops to celebrate 50 years serving the people of Killorglin. Pictured were Anne Edwards, Derry Fleming (Cara Credit Union) and July May Purcell from Killorglin. Photo: Domnick Walsh

 

50 YEARS: Kathleen and Michael O’Sullivan and Catherine Riordan from Killorglin. Photo: Domnick Walsh