CORK THE REBEL COUNTY HAS YET TO ADOPT THE EURO
This out of date sign is located on Windmill Road in Cork City. It is out of date by about twenty years because of the £ symbol (€1 = 0.787564 IEP)
The county is known as the rebel county, a name given to it by King Henry VII of England for its support, in a futile attempt at a rebellion in 1491, of Perkin Warbeck, who claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York.
The euro banknotes and coins were introduced in Ireland on 1 January 2002, after a transitional period of three years when the euro was the official currency but only existed as ‘book money’. The dual circulation period – when both the Irish pound and the euro had legal tender status – ended on 9 February 2002.