Change is in the air in towns across the county as Ulster Bank branches closed their doors for the last time yesterday.
Branches in Donegal Town, Killybegs, Buncrana and Ballybofey closed for the last time at lunchtime on Friday ahead of being rebranded as Permanent TSB.
Each branch will re-open as a Permanent TSB branch “shortly” in early 2023.
The Letterkenny and Sligo branches are set to remain open to assist customers changing providers.
Customers have been warned that their current/deposit accounts will NOT transfer to another provider automatically and each individual/business must make the necessary arrangements to move and close their Ulster Bank accounts.
In Donegal Town, yesterday’s closure was a chance for the team to reflect on the bank’s long-standing history in the area after a remarkable 172 years of trading.
John Jackson was the first Bank Manager in 1851 (just 5 years after the Great Famine).
Pictured above are staff members : Paul Saunders (Manager), Emer McMullin, Annette Mitchell, Fiona Friel, Elaine Steel, Paul McMullan & Rose Anna Gallagher. Photo courtesy of Paul O’Sullivan, Donegal Online.