Ireland 20 Pounds (1976-1993 Central Bank of Ireland)

Ireland 20 Pounds (1976-1993 Central Bank of Ireland)


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Ireland 20 Pounds (1976-1993 Central Bank of Ireland)

The Ireland 20 Pounds (1976-1993 Central Bank of Ireland) was the currency of the Republic of Ireland until 2002. Its ISO 4217 code was IEP. The Irish pound was superseded by the euro on 1 January 1999. When the Irish pound legally became a subdivision of the euro; actual euro currency did not begin circulation until the beginning of 2002.

Although the euro became the currency of the Eurozone countries including Ireland on 1 January 1999, it wasn’t until the agreed date of 1 January 2002 that the state began to withdraw Irish pound coins and notes, replacing them with euro specie.

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The 20 Irish pounds note front to design William Butler Yeats (poet, dramatist and mystic) at right. Mythological hero Cú Chulainn (based on the motif used by the Abbey Theatre) in the center. Deirdre (Yeats’ manuscript) in the background.


On the back, The Blasket Islands (off County Kerry). An tOileánach by Tomás Ó Criomhthain in the background.

Irish pound coins and notes ceased to be legal tender on 9 February 2002, although they will be exchangeable indefinitely for euro at the Central Bank.

The banknote, its color is blue and purple.

Text: Banc Ceannais na hÉireann Nótaí dlíthairgthe fiche bpunt. Central Bank of Ireland, £20 Legal Tender

The reason why of the Ireland Pound

The Central Bank of Ireland started issuing these 1 Irish Pound banknotes in 1838. The banknote of 1 Pound depicts Hibernia, National Personifications of Ireland and portrait of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Additional information


Blue, Purple


90 X 172 mm


Abbey Theatre Symbol


William Butler Yeats




Outmoded Irish Pounds Banknotes


20 – Banc Ceannais na h Eireann – Central Bank of Ireland – Legal Tenuen – Twenty Pounds



Composition material


Product Currencies

Irish Pounds

Tender Types




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