1833 £5 Gibbons & Williams, Dublin, S/N 1042, dated 1st September 1833. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: Five Pounds (Gibbons & Williams’ Bank) 1833

Gibbons & Williams Bank: Gibbons & Williams was one of the last private banks to be founded in Ireland. Founded in 1833, it spectacularly collapsed in 1835 when the senior partner, Hutchins Thomas Williams, was found to have been embezzling client funds. James Gibbons had parted company with him in 1834 and wasn’t involved in…

Circa 1790, for six shillings, unissued, signed Chal. Riall and engraved For William Riall, Charles Riall and Arthur Riall", bearing date "17__ ." The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: Six Shillings The Clonmell Bank (Riall’s Bank) c. 1790

The Clonmell Bank Riall’s Bank in Clonmel was one of the best run banks of its time. Founded in 1715 as The Clonmell Bank by Phineas Riall and managed by him until 1724, the bank was known as Bagwell & Co between 1724 and 1754. In 1754, William Riall became senior partner and he traded…

1797 Killarney, William Murphy, Sixpence ha'penny, 7 March 1797, signed by William Murphy. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Early Irish Banknotes: Killarney, William Murphy (Sixpence ha’penny) 1797

The Killarney Bank: This ‘bank’ does not appear to have ever been registered and, if the stories about are anything to go by, its lack of official registration is easily explained. The bank was run by one William Murphy – a saddler in the town of Killarney – and his notes were used as small…