The Credit Union Branch in Trim, part of Drogheda Credit Union has been announced as main sponsor of the Trim Salmon of Knowledge Festival.


Credit Union staff pictured with Michael Hughes & David Gorey Trim Tourism Network

The Credit Union Branch in Trim, part of Drogheda Credit Union, has been announced as the Main Sponsor of the Trim Salmon of Knowledge Festival which is brought to you by Trim Tourism Network. The festival will take place on Sunday August 26th 2018, coinciding with the start of the Race Around Ireland. The festival is a NON PROFIT event for Trim and there is no entry charge on the day of the festival making it a great day out for families.

The festival is a celebration of the river Boyne and its significant role in Ireland’s past both fictional and factual. It is set against the magnificent backdrop of Trim Castle and will showcase cultural, historical and sporting activities both local and throughout the Boyne Valley. It’s set to be a great day with a packed programme of events and activities including the Boyne Adventure Race using the River Boyne through Trim. With traditional music and dance, drama performances, stalls from Trim and Boyne Valley craftspeople, and entertainment throughout the day, we look forward to showing off our vibrant town and all it has to offer to an international audience.

“We are delighted to have Trim Branch – Drogheda Credit Union as our Main Sponsors of our 2018 Trim Salmon of Knowledge Festival. It is exciting news that we have created links to one of the most valuable financial institutions in our town and we look forward to working with the organisation to grow our free, fun, family festival for our community. Michael Hughes Chairperson Trim Tourism Network, Vice Chairperson Boyne Valley Tourism.

Alice Henry, one of Trim Credit Union’s first members was delighted with the announcement. Alice is pictured on the right with Geraldine Gilsenan, Chairperson Drogheda Credit Union

Drogheda Credit Union, with branches in Drogheda, Trim & Bettystown are also Main Sponsors of the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2018, forming a collaborative group of Credit Unions that includes Dundalk Credit Union, Ardee Credit Union, Duleek Credit Union, Dunleer Credit Union and Progressive Credit Union to support and sponsor the biggest family festival in the country which this year will be hosted in Drogheda.
Commenting on both sponsorships, Drogheda Credit Union Chairperson Geraldine Gilsenan said: “Sponsoring these massive community events ties in with the Credit Unions’ not-for-profit ethos and role at the very heart of our communities. The Credit Union consistently aim to make our communities a better place by supporting community enhancing events and initiatives and we identified the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann and Trim Salmon of Knowledge as unique opportunities to become part of a wider initiative showcasing the North East of Ireland and the Boyne Valley as a place of beauty and culture.”

Michael Hughes – Chairperson Trim Tourism Network, Geraldine Gilsenan – Chairperson Drogheda CU, Suzanne Gilleece – Branch Manager, David Gorey PRO Trim Tourism Network

Suzanne Gilleece, Trim Branch Manager added “We are delighted to sponsor this local home-grown festival which is a free event, showcasing what the town of Trim has to offer and further highlighting the community spirit within the town. Last year’s event was spectacular and all ages enjoyed a free, fun filled day out.”