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    Join Ireland's First Credit Union!

    Join Ireland's First Credit Union!

    If you live, work or study in the common bond you can become a member!
    Now Offering Mortgages

    Now Offering Mortgages

    Talk to us to find out more and to see if you are eligible to apply.
    Banking in the palm of your hand

    Banking in the palm of your hand

    Join as a new member to open a savings account, or manage your existing account.

    Find out how you can do more with Donore

    In Ireland's First Credit Union we offer a variety of services including loans for both big
    & small occasions, mortgages, savings accounts, insurance, online banking and more.

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    Benefits of Being a Member

    Supporting our members in Dublin 8 since 1958.

    Our loans are offered at competitive rates and you can easily apply online or in the office today.

    Whether you are saving for the future, a special occasion or simply for a 'rainy day' - our savings accounts is a great place to start.

    Community is at the heart of all we do and by being a member you help us in supporting your community.

    With our online banking and mobile app you can access our services 24/7 & apply for loans on the go.

    Community

    Community

    A community fund is a key part of our social contribution to the local area. It was established based on the findings in our "Social Return on Investment".
    Donore Area Sustainable Community

    Donore Area Sustainable Community

    In Spring 2023, Donore Credit Union established the Donore Area Sustainable Community which is a registered Sustainable Energy Community.
    Brendan Lynch Scholarship

    Brendan Lynch Scholarship

    The Brendan Lynch Scholarship was established in 2018 and is a partnership between Donore Credit Union & Griffith College Dublin.
    Aingil Ni Bhroin Scholarship

    Aingil Ni Bhroin Scholarship

    Aingil and her sister Treasa were the driving force behind the establishment of Ireland's First Credit Union here in the Liberties, Dublin 8.

    Loan Calculator

    Compare loan types, payments and the total cost of borrowing with our loan calculator.

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    This calculator is for illustrative purposes only, to give you, the borrower, an overview of the potential cost of borrowing. The Credit Union, or any of its staff, cannot be held responsible for any errors. Please note that this calculator only provides an indicative quote and actual repayments may vary.

    Latest News

    Our Figures in April

    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Visits Ireland's First Credit Union.
    08 Apr 2024

    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Visits Ireland's First Credit Union.

    On Thursday the 4th April 2024, we were honoured to welcome our Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Jennifer Carroll MacNeill Minister of Credit Unions, Senator Regina Doherty and Fine Gael candidate Ian Nunoo to our office.

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    Donore Goes Solar!
    05 Apr 2024

    Donore Goes Solar!

    Recently we installed 46 solar panels on the roof of our office on 22 Rutledge Terrace and a 10kw battery to store the power generated.

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    Christmas Newsletter
    13 Dec 2023

    Christmas Newsletter

    This year was very eventful for Ireland’s First Credit Union, we celebrated our 65th anniversary, hosted the Community Awards, won a couple of awards ourselves, introduced mortgages, launched the Donore Area Sustainable Community and even had Minister Jennifer Carroll MacNeill over to visit the office on 22 Rutledge Terrace

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    Credit Union Challenge 2023
    09 Oct 2023

    Credit Union Challenge 2023

    From 10th - 16th October, staff and volunteers from the Irish credit union movement will collectively go the distance around the island of Ireland to help support the Foundation’s work. Going to the 32 counties, passing 100 Credit Unions on our route. Donore Credit Union team members will be walking, running, swimming or cycling for 7 days!

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    2023 Credit Union Art Competition - "My Community & Me"
    02 Oct 2023

    2023 Credit Union Art Competition - "My Community & Me"

    The competition, now in its 40th year, is one of the most prominent and longest-running competitions of its type. Over 30,000 entries on average are received each year from children and adults from across Ireland.

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    New Feature on the Donore Mobile App
    22 Sep 2023

    New Feature on the Donore Mobile App

    If you are used to calling us over the phone to make payments with your debit card or typically come in to the office to pay off your loans or add money into your shares, you can now do so quick & easy through the Donore Mobile App.

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    The reason young people should volunteer in their local credit union
    17 Aug 2023

    The reason young people should volunteer in their local credit union

    This is what I have learnt from my experience as an international student who initially didn't have a clue of what a credit union was to being an active part of Donore for the last 2 years

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    Donore's Green Initiatives
    31 Jul 2023

    Donore's Green Initiatives

    Donore Credit Union has taken decisive action to contribute to a greener local area through the introduction of the Donore Area Sustainable Community (DASC).

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    Donore Area Sustainable Community (DASC)
    27 Jun 2023

    Donore Area Sustainable Community (DASC)

    Donore Credit Union are happy to share the news that we have launched a local initiative known as the Donore Area Sustainable Community (DASC). This group is dedicated to playing its part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the quality of the natural environment in in this part of Dublin 8 by working together with community groups and residents.

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    Donore and ESG: It’s Easy as 1 2 3
    06 Jun 2023

    Donore and ESG: It’s Easy as 1 2 3

    I watch love Island at 9pm every night. I live for that reality tv gossip. Who will ‘couple-up’ with who? Will she ‘crack on’ with the newest bombshell? Or, more importantly… are her lips real? While we’re on the subject of confessions, yes, I have fallen into the fast fashion ‘Black Friday’ trap, and I may have made some impulse buys spurred by the latest TikTok trending product. Trust me to fall for a Gen Z savvy marketing campaign.

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    Our members have been able to do more with Donore since 1958. Donore Credit Union enables ordinary people to save, borrow and make financial plans without complicated language and difficult financial arrangements. This easy way of dealing with money matters, as it allows members to feel they have control of their money.

    Our Achievements

    Ireland’s First Credit Union is known for its excellent customers service and has won a number of awards over the last few years.