Remembrance Mass 2018

03 Dec2018

Our annual remembrance mass will be taking place in St. Michan’s Church, Halston Street at 1:30pm on Tuesday, 4th December 2018 in memory of our former staff, volunteers and members. All members are welcome to attend.

May they rest in peace. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha dílis.

 

Please note, the office will be closed from 1.25pm to 2.05pm to allow staff to attend this mass. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause members.


Matthew Dawson Bursary 2018

23 Nov2018

Congratulations to our 2 winners of this years Matthew Dawson Bursary.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year and best of luck in college!


Members, we need your help!

06 Nov2018

Help us raise €4,000 to send a truck to Belarus for our Burren Chernobyl Project Truck Run 2018

We want to fill and send a Humanitarian Aid Truck to Belarus to support orphanages, adult asylums, and day centres across Belarus and we need your help in doing it!

The Burren Chernobyl Project (BCP) was established in 1993 to help with the child victims of the fallout from the Chernobyl reactor explosion in 1986. They have worked tirelessly for the past 25 years to help improve the lives of these affected children and families.

This charity is very close to the staff in Dubco, with several staff members previously travelling to Belarus to spend time in these orphanages. Our Member Communications Officer Dean Ladrigan is recently back from his trip in October.

How you can help us (donate cash or clothes etc)

If you would like to donate towards the cost of sending this truck to Belarus, you can make a donation over the phone at 018870400 or at the counter in the Dubco office. The account is called The Dubco Helping Hand Project. You can also lodge funds online with the following details;

BIC: DUCUIE21XXX

iBAN: IE57DUCU99101010699580

We will be accepting items from members in the Dubco office on Friday 23rd November between 4pm and 7pm & Saturday 24th November between 10am and 2pm that will be sent on a truck to Belarus. The items that we are looking for members to donate include:
• Clothes for all ages
• Bed clothes
• Walking aids
• Wheelchairs
• Nappies (big and small, not pull ups)

Thank you for your support in this great cause! Make sure to keep an eye on our Social Media pages and our website for updates on our progress.

        


AGM Notification

01 Nov2018

Please note the 40th Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday 29th November 2018, in respect of financial year ended 30th September 2018*. The meeting will be held in The Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1 at 5:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

 

* Subject to CBI Approval.

Happy International Credit Union Day!

18 Oct2018

Find Your Platinum Lining at Dubco

Be a part of this year’s celebration by using the hashtag #PlatinumLiningDubco on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram to tell us how Dubco has made a difference for you and your family, and you could win a €50 One4All Voucher. Dubco will also be hosting a Coffee Morning in the office on the day, so pop by for a coffee & a chat.

International Credit Union (ICU) Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. This year’s ICU Day will take place on October 18th and celebrates 70 years of encouraging people of every race, gender and belief to come together and give their all towards the betterment of their communities. It’s about people helping people. That’s why credit unions always offer a platinum lining.

 


Family Cinema Day Competition

02 Oct2018

Fancy a chance at winning tickets to see Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch?

 

On Saturday, 1st December at 11.30am Dubco members and their families are invited to attend a private screening of the new Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch 2018 in Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin 1. Tickets are limited to 4 per person and all children must be accompanied by an adult. To be entered into a draw for tickets simply click here and answer a simple question about Dubco!

Winners will be picked at random from all correct entries received by Friday 9th November 2018.

For further information contact Jane Corscadden (jane.corscadden@dubco.ie or 01 887 0421) or Dean Ladrigan (dean.ladrigan@dubco.ie or 01 887 0438).


Peter McVerry Wexford Cycle 2018

02 Oct2018

Peter McVerry Wexford Cycle

In past years, Dubco has been a proud sponsor of this great charity and for 2018, we sponsored a team to do the cycle from Dublin to Wexford.

The cycle took place on Saturday September 15th and covers 135 kms from Belfied (UCD) to White’s Hotel in Wexford. Assembly and registration was at the Belfield bowl from 7am on the morning of the cycle and once the registration was complete and we had the timing chip strapped around our ankles, the 350 participants rolled out to the N11/Stillorgan dual carriageway with a Garda escort at 7.30. It was fantastic to see all the participants wearing the Peter McVerry cycling shirts with the Dubco logo on the collar!

The route took us through Bray to the Kilmacanogue exit on the N11 where we climbed ‘The Long Hill’ on the road to Roundwood. After 4kms of pain, we reached the top of this well-known (amongst cyclists at least!) hill and it was literally all downhill to Roundwood, Annamoe and finally we reached Laragh at approx. 9.30. There were food/water stops along the route and Laragh was the first one for the day. Here, we re-grouped, ate a banana and an energy bar and after topping up the water bottles, got moving again towards Arklow.

This part of the cycle is through some lovely countryside albeit with constantly rolling roads – more of that later. It’s difficult to imagine getting through a cycle of this length without incident and inevitably one of the group punctured between Woodenbridge and Arklow. While we set about changing the tube, one of the cycle support vans stopped to offer help which we didn’t need to avail of. They left and we just had the tube changed when a second van stopped to offer assistance, they stayed to divert traffic around us and we accepted their offer of a spare tube in case we had another puncture later in the day. Interestingly, the vans were also on hand to ‘sweep up’ anyone who was struggling with the cycle and provide some relief by taking you 10 kms down the road or the whole way to Wexford! Well done to the organisers for providing this kind of support, if you weren’t familiar with changing tubes on the side of the road then the support vans were on hand to sort you out and get you back in the saddle!

Once we arrived on Arklow at approx. 11.30, we stopped at the Applegreen on the Gorey Road for a sandwich and to top up the water bottles again and then started in the direction of Gorey. Once we passed through Gorey, the route takes the coast road to Wexford. Having left the shelter of the Wicklow hills, we then realised the strength of the headwind we faced for the last 30kms into Wexford. It was ‘character building’ to put it mildly and we were relieved to arrive at the Hertz depot on the outskirts of the town to a samba band and another food stop before having a Garda escort take us the last 2 kilometres into Whites’ Hotel. Whites allowed us the use of their showers and there was a welcome barbecue where we could compare stories from the day. All told, we covered over 135kms but perhaps the number that had the bigger impact on the legs and energy levels was the 1,200 metres of ascent over the spin – thanks to those rolling Wicklow hills!

In terms of funds raised, from a combination of contributions from staff, members and some very generous suppliers, we will be well over the €2,600 mark. Thanks to all who chipped in to this very worthwhile charity, bearing in mind that the winter season is fast approaching and we hope that our small contribution will make a difference somewhere to their work in this area.

Overall, the event was very well organised, there were food stops where needed and marshals to provide directions, support vans were always on hand and there was a barbeque provided in Wexford. We look forward to completing it again next year and we would recommend it to all. It’s definitely achievable for a novice with a bit of preparation and of course, remember the great cause you’ll be contributing to.


Our Special Car Loan is back!

01 Oct2018

We’re delighted to announce that our Special 5 Year Car Loan Rate 5.97% (6.14% APR*) is back for October 2018!

The benefits to borrowing with Dubco for your new car include:
• You own the car
• No finance company
• No hidden charges
• No early repayment penalties
• No surprise balloon payments at the end

Dubco Special Car Loan Example

A loan of €5,000 over 5 years with 60 monthly installments
costs €97.12 per month at a variable rate of
5.97% (Annual Percentage Rate (APR*) 6.14%).

The total amount you pay is €5,821.64.

*The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is based on the example above.

To see exactly what your dream car is going to cost with Dubco, why not check out our loan calculator here!


Our October Newsletter is out now!

01 Oct2018

Have you had a chance to read our October Newsletter yet?

 

Our Newsletter is a great way to keep up to date with everything going on in Dubco Credit Union right now, including our Special Car Loan being back for October, our Family Cinema Day competition and our new Dubco Helping Hand Project, were we’re trying  to send a truck of Humanitarian Aid to Belarus with the Burren Chernobyl Project and we need your help!

You can view the newsletter right here.


Online banking disruption

30 Sep2018

Please note, our online banking facilities will be unavailable until tomorrow morning, 1st October at 10am.

We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause members.