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MERCHANTS OF CLONES SEEK THEIR ‘POUND’ OF FLESH!

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18 May 2012 Comments Off on MERCHANTS OF CLONES SEEK THEIR ‘POUND’ OF FLESH!
MERCHANTS OF CLONES SEEK THEIR ‘POUND’ OF FLESH!

By Cianna McNally Clones has become the first town in Ireland to accept the punt as a valid form of currency – again! A total of 42 businesses in the town officially embraced the punt on Saturday last, 12th May. Change is given in Clones Town vouchers. As previously reported in the Northern Standard in March, it was canny Clones shopkeeper Tony Morgan who took the first steps towards bringing the old currency back to life ten years after it was replaced by the euro. The ...