1818 Kilkenny Bank, Five Pounds Sterling, dated 11 November 1818, for James Loughnan, signed by him. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Early Irish Banknotes: Five Pounds Stg., The Kilkenny Bank (Loughnan’s Bank) 1818

The Kilkenny Bank / Loughnan’s Bank: The Kilkenny Bank was first registered in 23rd September 1800, by Connel Loughnan and John Helsham. There was three sets of notes issued: Type 1 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (Connel Loughnan and John Helsham) Type 2 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (Michael Brennan and James Loughnan) Type 3 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (James…

c. 1804 Deenagh Mills, Killarney, One Guinea (One pound, two shillings & ninepence)

Early Irish Banknotes: Killarney, Deanagh Mills (One Guinea) 180_ (un-issued)

Deanagh Mills Tradesman’s Note This establishment was never registered as a ‘bank’ per se and, as a result, its notes are listed as a Tradesman Issue in the Paper Money of Ireland catalogue. That said, their banknotes were produced to a high standard and the surviving banknotes (usually un-issued) are of good quality and usually…

1802 Dublin, Beresfords Bank, contemporary forgery of Bank Post Bill for Three Guineas, 14 December 1802, stamped forgery

O’Brien Banknote Guide: Beresford & Co, Dublin (1794-1810)

Introduction: In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, there were hundreds of small banks issuing their own paper money. Due to the monopoly enjoyed by the Bank of Ireland (a quasi-central bank), they tended to stay small and under-capitalised. Beresford’s Bank, however, grew to be one of the largest and, by 1803, circulated an…