1820 £1 Alexanders Bank, Dublin (21 March 1820) no 4674

A Brief Timeline of Irish Banking Failures in the 18th & 19th C

Banking is a risky business. The recent financial crisis of 2007/08 is still fresh in the minds of the Irish public but there is almost three centuries of banking failures in Ireland – some were unfortunate, while others were fraudulent. And like nowadays, some got away with their crimes, while others went bankrupt and some…