Killarney Credit Union is delighted to announce that entries are now open for the 2023 Credit Union Art Competition.
The theme for this year’s Credit Union Art Competition is ‘My COMMUNITY & Me’. The competition invites participants to create artworks that depict the theme and explore through their own unique lens. We would like our artists to consider their local community and their place within. What makes their community different? Is it the people within it? Is it the beauty they see every day?
The competition, now in its 40th year, is one of the most prominent and longest-running competitions of its type across Ireland. The competition has no age limits and is open for children aged seven years & under right through to 18 years & over (adult).
The closing date to submit finished entries to Killarney Credit Union is Friday 20th of October 2023.
Please print entry forms as required.
Please click here to download a copy of the entry form.
The competition has two categories – General Category and Additional Needs Category with the following age groups in each category:
- 7 years and under
- 8 – 10 years inclusive
- 11 – 13 years inclusive
- 14 – 17 years inclusive
- Adult – 18 years and over
Ages as at 31st December 2023. Proof of month and year of birth may be requested by the credit union. There is a separate section for group entries in the Additional Needs Category only.
Entries to the Additional Needs Category are invited from children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. Entrants in this category are not required to use the theme.
The text of the theme does not have to be illustrated on your artwork. We are looking for your interpretation of the theme through your art.
All group entries will be judged together – no age categories apply. Please tick the group entry box under the Additional Needs category if you wish to be considered for group entry.
Name, address, month and year of birth and other details (where applicable) must be clearly printed on the entry form and then attached to the back of the entry. Any entries bearing incomplete entry forms may not be considered.
All entry forms and artworks must be certified by teacher/facilitator/parent/guardian (under 18, General Category and Additional Needs Category), or by the entrant (over 18) as being an unaided and original work of the entrant.
All entries must be submitted in either A3 (420mm wide x 297mm high) or A2 (594mm wide x 420mm high) and landscape orientation. Other sizes and portrait oriented entries will be disqualified from adjudication.
The entry can be drawn or painted in pencil, charcoal, pen or ink, felt-tip markers, crayon, pastel, water colours, gouache, acrylics, oils, poster colour or collage. Prints done from a lino block, wood block or any other method may also be submitted. No computer aided design (CAD) may be entered. No pieces of art under glass, as we cannot be responsible for same.
The competition is organised into three stages with the winner in each category being forwarded to the next stage, these being:
Stage1 Credit Union Level
Stage 2 Chapter (Regional) Level
Stage 3 National Level
Entries must be submitted to your local participating credit union only– no entries will be accepted directly at regional or national level.
It should be noted that once artwork is received by us they become our property and may be reproduced at our discretion and may only be returned at our discretion. All entries are accepted as original works and we are not responsible for any breach of copyright. We will not accept liability for loss or damage to any work submitted.
Entrants may enter the competition only once in any given year.
We reserve the right not to award prizes in any category. The decision of the adjudicators is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Killarney Athletic AFC Annual 7 a side Soccer Tournament Sponsored by Killarney Credit Union
Killarney Athletic AFC officially launched its Annual 7 a side tournament in Killarney/ Kenmare/Caherciveen Credit Union on Tuesday 25th April after a 3 year absence.
The event will take place on Monday 19th June at the Killarney Athletic AFC Grounds, Woodlawn, and its main sponsor is Killarney/Kenmare/Caherciveen Credit Union.
Speaking about the event, Killarney Athletic AFC Chairman Donie Murphy stated “That we are delighted to be celebrating our 44th year of this event and after a 3 years absence we hope for an exciting comeback and that the event will be bigger and better than ever. With events for all ages boys & girls from under 10-16.
The competition will take place over a few weeks with games Monday to Friday and underage games being played on our new astro turf pitch. The tournament is open to all ages. Senior Ladies (over 16) Senior Men, Over 35s, and underage boys and girls from 10-16 years.
Application forms are available from the Beech Road of Killarney Credit Union and at www.killarneyathletic.com. The entry fee for Senior Men: €200; Over 35s: €200; Senior Ladies: €150 U 14/16: €100. U10/12: €100 (this competition takes place on the 30th June and 1st July).
“Killarney/ Kenmare/Caherciveen Credit Union is proud to be the main sponsor of this event, especially in light of its 44th year anniversary, we would like to wish the organisers and all participants the best of luck in this year’s tournament”.
There will be a range of accolades as part of the event, the Premier and Reserve Cups, the Kieran Cahillane Senior Player of the Tournament Award will be on offer for the outstanding player on view, while The Johnny Heffernan Underage Player of the Tournament Award will also be up for grabs. Also, there will be free entry to the 2024 tournament for the Premier Cup winners.
The closing date for all ages (to be returned to the credit union) is Friday 2nd June before 5.30pm. The draw will take place on Tuesday 6th June at Scotts Hotel, Killarney at 9.00pm.
Further information is available from www.killarneyathletic.com.
Denise & Liam Buckley, Killarney were delighted to hear last week that they had won a Brand new Ford Fiesta Titanium. Denise who received the phone call got a great surprise hearing of their win in the Killarney Credit Union members draw.
Denise & Liam picked up the keys of their new car from Elaine O’Shea & Margaret Moynihan of Killarney Credit Union.
Speaking about the members draw, Karena McCarthy, Killarney Credit Union Marketing Officer stated “We currently have just over 2,400 members in the draw which is held twice a year. Our prizes include a new car and cash prizes ranging from €250 to €1,000, our next draw will take place in July 2023”. she concluded.
Members can apply for the members draw at any of the branches or apply online on www.killarneycu.ie. €12 will be taken from the members account twice a year as an entry fee for the members draw.
The cash prize winners were Mary Sheehan, Neil O’Sullivan, Theresa Clifford, Graham Bulbeck, Amy O Connell, Patrick Fleming & Sandra Lyne, Norrie O’Neill, Paula Fleming and Helena O’Donoghue.
Karena added “The draw is limited to members of Killarney Credit Union and anyone over the age of 18 can apply to join. “
A Low Cost Green Loan with Killarney Credit Union is quickly becoming one of the most popular products in their suite of loans. The Green Loan was recently introduced with the aim of offering members choice, value and flexibility in financing their switch to more environmentally friendly options. Killarney Credit Union were delighted to see their members and the community at large are interested in such a product and the response to date has been very positive.
This new suite of Green Loan products along with the CU Greener Homes product offers members and potential members more affordability in making greener choices in their homes and transport.
Mark Murphy, CEO stated “With greater influence on Climate action, personal responsibilities as well as commercial responsibilities we felt it was the right time to introduce further options for our members. Part of our strategic plan is to develop and enhance diversified products and services on a commercial, competitive and sustainable basis for all our credit union members. We want to put environmental sustainability at the heart of our decision making, be a champion for climate change and embrace green issues in all aspects of our business.”