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Pic of the Day: John Joe Nevin gets his face put on cash
John Joe Nevin has been awarded the top honour of becoming the face on Mullingar's official tourist currency called the 'Gar'.
Forget Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, Ireland has it’s own John Joe ‘Money’ Nevin as it has been reported that the Mullingar man will soon feature on the front of Mullingar’s official tourist currency.
The Mullingar Chamber of Commerce decided to put John Joe’s face on their official tourist currency called the ‘Gar’, as you can see below, and John Joe was delighted to hear of the move when he was told about it last week.
We can hear it now, “That’ll be five John Joe’s please…”
President of the Mullingar Chamber of Commerce, Pat Whelan, told RTÉ: “We are all very proud of John Joe in Mullingar, he really shone through in London and has been a credit to us all, and with the new Gar being distributed it will be a real attraction to tourists and a boost to the local economy.”
The Gar is accepted in over 100 retail outlets in Mullingar, including hotels, restaurants and coffee shops and it offers discounts on certain items and services.
However, from now on it’ll be giving out discounts with John Joe’s face on it.
[Image via Mullingar Chamber of Commerce - Facebook]