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What is Ireland's Currency?



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European Central Bank

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Bank notes:

€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500


1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2

The official currency in Ireland is the euro - abbreviated to EUR. 1 Euro is subdivided into 100 cents.

The euro replaced the Irish pound as Ireland’s official currency in 2002 after being in circulation in some form since the year 997.

Ireland is a member of the European Union and is a founding member of the Council of Europe and the OECD.

The most commonly used bills for the euro are the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes.

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What to spend your euros on**:

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    Bottle of water

    1.52 EUR *

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    1 km taxi ride

    1.50 EUR *

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    Monthly transport pass

    100 EUR *

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    Entry to Powerscourt Gardens

    13.50 EUR *

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    Local bottle of beer

    5.50 EUR *

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Must-see in Ireland

Cliffs of Moher in Galway, Ireland
  • The Cliffs of Moher
  • Located about 1.5 hours south of Galway, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most iconic natural landmarks. Reaching dizzying heights above the Atlantic, stroll along the cliffside paths for stunning ocean and Aran Islands views.
Dublin city located in Ireland
  • Dublin
  • From historically rich architecture to atmospheric pubs and restaurants, Dublin is a bustling hub where traditional culture meets modern influences. Be immersed in the thriving arts industry where storytelling comes alive in theatres, museums, and live music venues across the capital city.
Cork city located in Ireland
  • Cork
  • Ireland’s second largest city, Cork boasts stunning cathedrals, historic castles, and vibrant galleries that showcase the county’s rich cultural heritage. Don’t miss out on a visit to the 18th-century English Market for locally produced culinary delights. Venture west to quaint coastal towns where rolling hills meet picturesque coastlines.

Buying euro online is easy

Order euro online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered to your home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Euro Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
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Discover Where to Buy EUR for Ireland in your City

You can buy euro with AUD for Ireland online or in-store at any of our branches around Australia.

Check our full list of branches, or click the links below to find stores around major cities and lock in buying EUR for Ireland at a great rate today.

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FAQ Relating to Irish Currency

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  • What was the currency of Ireland before the introduction of the euro?

    Prior to 2002 the official currency in Ireland was the Irish pound.

  • What is the symbol used for Irish currency?

    The symbol for the euro is € - its currency code is EUR.

  • Are credit cards widely accepted in Ireland?

    Yes, all major credit cards are widely accepted in Ireland’s major cities and towns.

    However, it’s worth noting that card payments aren't accepted on all modes of public transport. It's recommended to book tickets online or if primarily visiting the capital city, buy a Leap card for travel on the Luas or Dublin Bus.

    Smaller venues in some rural areas don't accept credit cards, so it’s advised to bring mixed denominations of cash, so you don't miss out on any local experiences.

  • Does Ireland use euros or pounds?

    The currency in the Republic of Ireland is the euro. The Northern Ireland currency is pound sterling. If you plan on exploring both countries, travellers should note that the British pound is not valid in the Republic, and likewise the euro is not accepted in the North. However, both currencies are commonly accepted in shops situated along the border.

    To make the most of your spending money and avoid hidden fees, order a Travel Money Card before you fly. That way, you can load euros and pound sterling onto one card, which can be used in both the Republic and Northern Ireland.

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