Welcome return of town’s cash machine

July 27, 2010

By Brónagh Murphy

The re-installation of the Bank of Ireland cash machine in Crossmaglen has finally been completed, more than six months after it was stolen.

A new ATM has been installed at the premises on The Square and a fully operational service to the public has resumed.

A spokesperson for Bank of Ireland thanked its customers for their patience during the absence of the service.

The theft of the cash machine in January left the town without a 24 hour ATM and proved to be a major inconvenience to both locals and visitors to the area.

Customers seeking to access their cash were dependent on in-store machines in the town and, after hours, had to travel up to ten miles to the nearest ATM.

Sinn Fein Councillor in Crossmaglen, Terry Hearty, welcomed the re-installation of the banklink, saying such a service is essential in any town to encourage business, tourism and trade.

“I am delighted that the Bank of Ireland has decided to replace the cash machine and I hope that this is more convenient for people from the area and our many visitors,” he said.