MORE ATMs may be rolled out in other locations, says John Doyle, CEO of St. Jarlath’s Credit Union, Tuam. Photo: Ray Ryan.

St Jarlath’s step in to provide rural ATM services

No exact date but works expected to be carried out over the coming months

NEW ATM facilities are being rolled out by St Jarlath’s Credit Union in several North Galway towns which have been impacted by bank branch closures in recent years.

The cash dispensing machines will be able to be used by all card users - banks and Credit Union accounts - and will be installed over the coming months in Dunmore, Mountbellew and Glenamaddy.

The existing ATM at the Tuam Credit Union branch is also expected to be replaced soon to allow it to be used by all card holders.

Dunmore no longer has any bank branch or bank ATM operating in the town since the Bank of Ireland pulled out two years ago. There is a Bank of Ireland branch in Mountbellew, while Glenamaddy is a rural town that has been bank-less for almost a decade.

CEO of St Jarlath’s Credit Union John Doyle told The Tuam Herald that they are very committed to small rural towns and saw a gap in services since banks withdrew from these areas.

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