The prestigious Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) exists to set the benchmark for achieving ‘excellence’ across the Irish museum sector. Established by The Heritage Council 16 years ago, selection under the programme is seen as a major accolade.
Episode 3- ‘A Penny Goes A Long Way: The Changing Face of Irish Coinage’
On today’s podcast, we mark the 50th anniversary of the introduction of decimalisation in Ireland and chart the long and varied story of money and coinage in Ireland.
This month we mark the 50th anniversary of the introduction of decimalisation in Ireland.
On today’s podcast, Michael E. Kenny, chairman of the Numismatic Society of Ireland, and Michael Kenny, a retired museum curator, whose working life included twenty years at the National Museum, chart the long and varied story of money and coinage in Ireland.
Discover how Irish people have been influenced by the use of money.
How has money reflected social and economic trends?
Landmark dates marking major changes to Irish coinage: 1823, 1928, 1971 and 2002. Also, the Vikings, coinage, and politics.