It’s never too late to re­deem those vouch­ers!

Wexford People - - NEWS -

THERE’S noth­ing more frus­trat­ing than find­ing an out of date voucher down the back of a drawer, think­ing of the money wasted. That wouldn’t be a prob­lem at Byrne’s Book­store, as their shop on Court Street in En­nis­cor­thy re­cently hon­oured book to­kens that were pur­chased 24 years be­fore­hand!

Aileen White from Bal­ly­roe­buck ar­rived into the En­nis­cor­thy store re­cently hav­ing dis­cov­ered book to­kens to the value of £20 that had been pur­chased at the shop in 1993.

Given the fact that we’ve even un­der­gone a cur­rency change since, it per­haps wouldn’t have been un­rea­son­able for the staff to tell her that there was noth­ing they could do, how­ever, owner Damian Byrne said that he would be more than happy to ac­cept the to­kens.

The to­kens them­selves rep­re­sent­ing a lit­tle bit of the his­tory of the business in the lo­cal com­mu­nity, Damian marked the un­usual oc­cur­rence with a quick snap be­fore Aileen chose brand new gar­den­ing and puzzle books in ex­change for the two £5 and £10 to­kens. Mr Byrne said that he was de­lighted to be able to help and it was a great re­minder of how the business has been a part of the lo­cal com­mu­nity for over forty years.

Aileen White and Damian Byrne of Byrne’s Book­shop. IN­SET: the book to­kens from 1993.

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