Billheads for Clarecastle/Ballyea Businesses over the years
Billhead receipts are receipts that were commonly used in business transactions from the late 1860s. They can be found in present-day transactions although they are less common today. Many billhead receipts were illustrated and decorated with fancy steel engravings while others carried no illustrations. In either case the receipt was important as it stood as your proof of delivery. Most billheads would bear the company’s name and address, a unique invoice number, the payment terms, line items for products or services, a total and handwritten notes.
We have many fine examples of billheads. These reflect the shops, pubs and other businesses that operated in the Parish over the years and are often a nostalgic reminder of times past.