Taoiseach Bertie Ahern launches the £1 millennium coin at the National Museum of Ireland. This was to be the last of the Irish coins before the changeover to the Euro in 2002.

The coin was designed by Alan Ardiff and Garrett Stokes. Its reverse featured a boat based on a pre-Christian design from the Broighter Hoard held in the National Museum.  Five million of the coins were put into circulation in January 2000 to mark the millennium year.

An RTÉ News report from 29 November 1999.