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Sinead D.
Sinead D., Blackrock Credit Union Member

Been with Blackrock Credit Union for a very long time… staff are always so courteous and helpful! Nice to have a business these days where you actually meet and talk to humans!!

Michael B.
Michael B., Blackrock Credit Union Member

Blackrock Credit Union is at the heart of the community, they really care about members and offer support to anyone who walks in the door, as I witnessed for myself. They consistently demonstrate a commitment to all members, offer excellent rates and reasonable fees.

Eileen G.
Eileen G., Blackrock Credit Union Member

Always a pleasure to deal with the team in Blackrock Credit union!

Cynthia B.
Cynthia B., Blackrock Credit Union Member

Very quick turnaround on loans.

Michele D.
Michele D., Blackrock Credit Union Member

Friendly , efficient, local. I have been a member for years, and recommend Blackrock Credit Union without hesitation.

Fionnoula K.
Fionnoula K., Blackrock Credit Union Member

Such a great place to apply for a loan very quick and transparent would recommend anyone to use this for borrowing.

Trevor H.
Trevor H., Blackrock Credit Union Member

I have been a member of the Blackrock Credit union for over 20 years now, they are like a family to me, always accommodating - always ready to help :)

Latest News

13 Jun 2024

Opening Hours June Bank Holiday Weekend

You can also contact us by email on and we will deal with your query during our opening hours 10AM – 2PM on Tuesday June 4th.

01 Dec 2023

You’re invited to our Annual General Meeting

The 2023 Annual General Meeting for Blackrock Credit Union will be held on Wednesday January 31st 2024 at 8PM.

About Us

We do things a bit differently, and that’s the way we like it!

Blackrock Credit Union is a non-profit financial organisation providing loan and savings facilities at reasonable and fair interest rates.

Blackrock Credit Union is a non-profit financial organisation providing loan and savings facilities at reasonable and fair interest rates.

  • Focused on people not profit
  • Taking each member’s individual situation and circumstances into account, not just the figures on the application
  • Providing products and services that members need and want

Why not join and open an account today?

What is a credit union?

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

A Credit Union exists only to serve its members – not to profit from their needs. Surplus income generated is returned to the members by way of a dividend and/or is directed to improved or additional services required by the members.

Credit Unions are non-sectarian and non-political, and continue the Irish tradition of co-operative self help. It has been shown throughout history that by working together people can achieve far more through co-operation than by individual effort. The success of the credit union movements worldwide is a clear illustration of this. Credit Unions have served their members well in Ireland since 1958, and as long as there are active members, they will continue to do so.

Blackrock Credit Union is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

History of the Credit Union movement

The credit union movement began in Germany in 1847. There are currently over 55,000 credit unions across the globe serving 93 million members in 84 different countries.

The World Council of Credit Unions represents the movement, and supports them in countries across the world. The Irish League of Credit Unions is the Irish member of the world council.

History of Credit Unions in Ireland

Credit unions were introduced to Ireland in 1958. Pioneers introducing the mutual self-help philosophy in credit unions couldn’t have foreseen that today there are nearly 400 active credit unions in the Republic of Ireland.

Over 2.9 million people in Ireland are a member of a credit union in Ireland and, collectively, have close on €11.9 billion in savings. More than 3,500 people are employed by credit unions in Ireland and a further 9,200 people actively volunteer in their community’s credit union.

Blackrock Credit Union was founded in 1970 with 12 members in a premises on Temple Road.  Our current premises are located at 1 Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 W744.

Meet the Staff

Our friendly staff in Blackrock Credit Union consists of a combination of part-time and full-time employees.

General Staff

  • Ken Gleeson – Manager
  • Orla Ennis – Assistant Manager
  • Sharon Daly
  • Marie-Clare de Chaumont
  • Amanda Gunning
  • Adele Wall
  • Sarah Slevin

Ken Gleeson – General Manager

  • Our Manager Ken Gleeson was previously Chairman of Leixlip Credit Union and  Manager of Maynooth Credit Union as well as holding various roles in the banking industry.
  • Ken would be delighted to meet you in our office in Blackrock to discuss your financial needs so please feel free to get in touch using our Contact Us Page.

Board of Directors

Blackrock Credit Union is owned by its account holders (members) and controlled by a voluntary Board of Directors elected at the AGM. The board ensures that all decisions are taken for the benefit of the members.

  • Leo Sex (Chairman)
  • Mark Fenton (Secretary)
  • Gerry Brennan
  • Ray Bourke
  • Clare Manning
  • Mark O’Leary
  • Andrew Mulvenny
  • Ed Dayman

Board Oversight Committee

  • David Hughes (Chairman)
  • Des Powell (Secretary)
  • Dylan Hutchinson

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, please call us on 01 283 1034, email or drop in to our office in Blackrock or take a look at our FAQ section.