Bushmills distillery to adorn banknotes

22 February, 2008

Bank of Ireland Northern Ireland

will feature the Old Bushmills Distillery building on a new issue of its bank notes.

The new-look notes will

begin circulat ion in April to coincide with next year's 400th anniversary of the granting of Bushmills' original licence to distil.

The back of the

£5, £10 and £20 notes will feature an image of the distillery - which is the main employer in the north coast village of Bushmills .

Gordon Donoghue, managing director of

the

distillery, said: "Appearing on the bank's new notes is especially pleasing for all of us at the distillery because we are celebrating such an important anniversary in our long history."

Stephen Kirkpatrick, chief executive of Bank of Ireland Northern Ireland, added: "The

distillery represents

the history and the future of Northern Ireland business.

Bank of Ireland is one of the leading business banks in this region, so we felt our new notes should feature a business that is symbolic

of our heritage and

our skill in crafting products for a global market."




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