Ireland joined the Euro and abandoned its own currency. These Crisp Uncirculated 5 Punt
notes are from the last design before the changeover.(P75)
They are quite small with a portrait of Catherine McAulay in the foreground and a view of
the Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin in the background. She was a nun who established the
Sisters of Mercy in 1831. This order was long associated with education . The back depicts a
schoolroom with an extract from a poem by Antoine O’Riafteiri on the blackboard. These are
all dated in the 1990’s and are in Crisp Uncirculated.