Killarney Credit Union

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Killarney Credit Union

About Us

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About Us

Killarney Credit Union is a local, not for profit financial institution. We specialise in providing a safe place for savings and loans in our community. Established in 1970, Killarney Credit Union is proud of its heritage and continues to be governed by our members and voluntary Board of Directors.

Membership of Killarney Credit Union stands at over 25,000 members and we currently employ 25 staff (full time/part time) in our three offices at Beech Road, Park Road and Kenmare.

A credit union is a group of people who save together and lend to each other at a fair and reasonable rate of interest. We offer members the chance to have control over their own finances by making their own savings work for them. Killarney Credit Union is owned by the members — the people who save and borrow with it — people like you.

We are affiliated to the Irish League of Credit Unions. We are goverened by the Central Bank of Ireland. 


Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement 

"Our mission is to be a financial cooperative owned and controlled by our members, for the benefit of our members and the community. Consistent with the principals , philosophy and values of the credit union movement. We aim to provide a safe, superior, financial service in a friendly and professional manner with respect for the worth and dignity of our members. We aim to meet the needs of our members- owners, enhancing lives and financial well being while maintaining the strength of Killarney Credit Union". 

Our Values 

• Sustainability
• Trust
• Integrity and respect
• Transparency
• Personal service
• Compassion
• Social responsibility

Credit Union Principles

Credit Union Ethos

As a Not for Profit Financial Co-Operative our services aim to incorporate the Credit Union Motto “Not for Profit, Not for Charity, but for Service” by

  • Encouraging thrift
  • Creating a source of credit at reasonable interest rates
  • Educating members on the wise use of money
  • Promoting the welfare of the Credit Union community

Credit Union Philosophy

The philosophy of the Credit Union Movement is grounded in the co-operative values of:

  • Equality
  • Mutual Self Help
  • Equity

“People helping People” is at the cornerstone of this philosophy. By working together through co-operation, people can achieve far more together than individually on their own.

Credit Union Operating Principles

The Credit Union Movement has adopted a common set of Operating Principles based on our Ethos and Philosophy

Credit Union Operating Principles are:

  1. Open and Voluntary Membership
  2. Democratic Control
  3. Limited dividends on equity capital
  4. Return on savings and deposits
  5. Return of surplus to members
  6. Non discrimination in race, religion and politics
  7. Services to members
  8. On-going education
  9. Co-operation among co-operatives
  10. Social responsibility


Our Staff


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Miriam McCarthy, Mark Murphy, Brendan Lynch, Stephen Darmody, Emma Looney, Helen Courtney Power, Angela McCarthy, Shane Foley


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Michael Gavin, Mairead Brosnan, Jennifer McCarthy


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Ciara Cronin, Catherine Orpen



Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy

Michael Gavin

Michael Gavin

Operations Manager
Stephen Darmody

Stephen Darmody

Financial Co-ordinater / Credit Controller
Shane Foley

Shane Foley

Risk & Compliance Manager
Helen Courtney Power

Helen Courtney Power

Business Development Officer
Karena McCarthy

Karena McCarthy

Marketing Officer / Member Services
Brendan Lynch

Brendan Lynch

Team Leader / Member Services
Therese Buckley

Therese Buckley

Team Leader / Member Services
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Emer Guihan

Loans Officer/ Member Services
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Elma Culloty

Loans Officer / Member Services
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Margaret Moynihan

Credit Control
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Emma Looney

Office Administrator / Reception
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Donagh Barry

Member Services 
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Jennifer McCarthy

Member Services
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David Neeson

Member Services 
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Kathleen O'Leary

Member Services 
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Noreen O'Sullivan

Member Services
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Mairead Brosnan

Member Services
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Angela McCarthy

Member Services 
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Miriam McCarthy

Member Services 
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Timmy O'Donoghue

Member Services 
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Catherine Orpen

Member Services 
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Eileen Dineen

Member Serivces 
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Ciara Cronin

Member Services 



Our Directors

Board of Directors/Management/Board Oversight

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Jackie O Leary,  Pat Sheehan, Pat Delaney RIP, John Long, Joy Clifford Vaughan

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Back l-r Shane Foley, Stephen Darmody, John Breen, Edward Leizcyneski, Dermot Griffin, Gerard Galvin, Mick O Brien (resigned)

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Pat Sheehan



  • John Long
  • Edward Leizcyneski
  • Dermot Griffin
  • Joy Clifford
  • Bernard Hourihan
  • Jackie O’Leary
  • Colin Kiely
  • Gerard Gavin
  • Eileen Casey

Board Oversight Committee

  • John Breen
  • Shelagh Kelleher
  • Caragh Neeson


  • Catherine Barry
  • Eugene Carton
  • Mary Hallissey

Our Offices

Head Office, Beech Road, Killarney

Beech Road

Park Road, Killarney

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Killarney Road, Kenmare



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