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The Low Down on Irish Currency

Currency:

Euro

Currency code:

EUR

Central Bank:

European Central Bank

Currency symbol:

Currency sub unit:

cent

Currency sub unit symbol:

c

Bank notes:

€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500

Coins:

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.



What to spend your euros on**:

  • *

    Bottle of water

    1.30 EUR *

  • *

    1 km taxi ride

    1.15 EUR *

  • *

    Monthly transport pass

    110 EUR *

  • *

    Entry to Powerscourt Gardens

    7.50 EUR *

  • *

    Local bottle of beer

    5 EUR *

How many euros will I need?**

Please select your budget above.


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Total spending money needed:

  • *A budget
  • *for people for
  • * nights


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Must-sees in Ireland

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  • The Cliffs of Moher
  • Perhaps Ireland’s most stunning natural attraction, the Cliffs of Moher is an awe inspiring site. These cliffs reach dizzying heights among the Emerald Isle, and just a half hour carried from nearby Galway.
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  • Dublin
  • Dublin is a bustling metropolitan experience; wonderful old architecture mixes in with galleries and museums, historic churches and colleges set amongst a vibrant new world of busking, street performance and café culture.
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  • Cork
  • Cork is one of Ireland’s main university cities, mainly set on an island along the River Lee. You’ll find historical sites aplenty in this bustling little town, make sure to take a trip to the famous 18th century English Market.

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 at 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
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

FAQ Relating to Irish Currency

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  • What was the currency of Ireland prior to 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.


Professional Service

I am a first time customer. I checked out the West Lakes (SA) booth and spoke to the service officer before actually ordering online for collection there. I was worried about getting high denomination Euro notes but she said they don't use higher than 50 Euro notes. I ordered for collection in a week's time but the order was available in about 3-4 days. I rang ahead to ensure the booth was open. The transaction was handled by the same officer I had met previously and she handled the transaction very professionally. I was pleased to receive with brand new notes.

Denis Toohey

Too easy

Very easy and efficient to order and pick up.

Kelli Zealley

Easy to order website & great service…

Easy to order website & great service at Travelex Modbury

Valued Visit A City User

Timely delivery and good customer service

Money ordered was available before the date requested. The staff dispensing the money noticed a small defect in one of the banknotes and was able to replace it with a note without damage hopefully saving the possibility of embarassment while travelling.

Chris Howard

My money card actually arrived earlier

My money card actually arrived earlier, there was hassle at all. Picked my money up no problem. Would use the Travelex website and order online again.

Christine Grant

Verrrrrry goood much happy

Verrrrrry goood much happy

Jontae Kaige Lockley

Such an easy transaction.....

Such an easy transaction...... Carol Tilley at Ballarat, Victoria was so helpful, guiding me through the online process.....high recommended

Kerry McDonald

Easy online and pickups are so easy

Easy online and pickups are so easy Great company to deal with

kevin patrick moore

Excellent customer service

Excellent customer service. Very helpful and explained everything to me. Thank you.

Nyssa

Buying cash currency on Bpay with…

Buying cash currency on Bpay with Travelex is the best option. Better rates, and easy to pickup. I've been doing it for years, and I think its great. I'm surprised that other frequent travellers don't bother and buy all their currency last minute at the airport, or muck around with putting currency on these airline frequent flyer cards. The entry & exit rates are terrible. And they always complain about it. So its easy, just plan ahead, and Bpay your cash foreign currency.

W M

Easy to navigate

Easy to navigate. Easy to collect (from local outlets). However, convertion rates differ greatly from current (daily) rate.

Sandra

good rates

good rates, good service

Graham

Quick and easy service.

Quick and easy service.

Almasa Whitelaw

Fast and efficient

Fast and efficient. Money was ready much sooner than expected.

Roger

All good

All good. Would have preferred more small notes. Only got 4x $1 then $10's next. Not too good for arriving in the USA. Might have expected you to know a bit more ( or care a bit more ) about that.

Antonio Robert Georgiou

*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

Travelex Limited (ABN 36 004 179 953, AFSL Number 222444) arranges for and sells Online Foreign Currency via its Online Ordering Facility. You should consider the Online Foreign Currency Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions before deciding whether to acquire the product.