ULSTER Bank has just celebrated 150 years in Ardee.
The bank came to the town just fourteen years after the Great Famine, a reminder of just how fortunate people were in this part of the country compared to the West.
While many people from Louth had to emigrate during the famine, Ardee remained prosperous.
The Ardee branch, now located at Irish Street, first opened for business in 1861 and was the first full time branch bank in Ardee.
“We are delighted to be closely associated with the community in Ardee for the past 150 years,” said Niamh Gorham, Manager of Ulster Bank Ardee.
“Our team here is committed to meeting our customer’s needs and ensuring they are at the heart of all we do.
“One hundred and fifty years on, our customers are as important to us as ever.
“We have launched a number of significant Customer Commitments, a tangible demonstration of our commitment to both our personal and business banking customers which reflect what our customers have told us is important to them.
“As we turn 150, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their continued support over the years,” she said.
And to celebrate this historic event, Ulster Bank held a customer day when customers were welcomed to the branch to meet the staff and enjoy some refreshments.