Wednesday, 25 June 2008

New Irish Banknotes Issued - Old Bushmills Distillery Honoured.

The Old Bushmill Distillery in Co. Antrim

Apart from the Euro banknotes circulating in the Republic of Ireland, did you know that Ireland was granted the rights to issue its own banknotes and Northern Ireland has taken full advantage of this, they have Bank of England Notes and paper money issued by the Bank of Ireland in denominations of £5,10, 20 and 50. These pound notes have the same value as the Bank of England notes.

Now to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Old Bushmills Distilery in county Antrim the new 2008 Irish notes will have an image of the distilery on its reverse. It is believed that yonks before King James granted the Distillery a License in 1608, King Henery's army had been enjoying the whiskey from this legendary distillery.

Check out this new £5 Irish Banknote on Sale now

1 comment:

IndoHound said...


Now heard that the 5, 10 & 20 pounds have been issue. The 50 & 100 pounds only next year.

Anyone know quantities issued or planned to be issued? Why were these notes not issued and/or released at the same time?

Does Clydesdale Bank deal directly with Commemorative Note collectors?