Tipperary Artist Wins Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) 2023 Art Competition

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L-R): Martin Busch, president of the Irish League of Credit Unions, James Wellwood of Premier Credit Union, winner of the 18 years & older (AN) category, with MC Grainne McElwain at the 2023 Credit Union Art Competition prize giving in Croke Park on Sunday ,11 February.

A young Tipperary artist is the winner of the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) 2023 Art Competition. James Wellwood of Premier Credit Union was declared winner of the 18 years & older (AN) category at a prize giving event in Croke Park yesterday. Premier Credit Union was created recently by the amalgamation of Thurles and Roscrea Credit Unions in May 2023 Thurles and Roscrea Credit Unions.  The new entity has over €170 million in assets, a membership of over 30,000 people and reserves of almost €30 million.

This year’s competition, themed ‘My Community & Me’, inspired entrants to explore and express their unique perspectives on their local communities, exploring what makes their community unique—be it the people, the daily scenery, or the sense of belonging.

Each year, over 30,000 talented children and adults from credit unions across Ireland submit their entries. The final, hosted by Grainne McElwain this year, was held in Croke Park where the winners and runners up of each category (both General and Additional Needs) and their families were invited to attend a prizegiving.

The Credit Union Art Competition is dedicated to supporting and developing the arts in Irish society.Full details on all of the winners and runners up across each category for 2023 can be found at https://www.creditunion.ie/news/art-competition/