- 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.
The Low Down on Irish Currency
European Central Bank
|Currency sub unit:|
|Currency sub unit symbol:|
€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.
What to spend your euros on**:
Bottle of water
1 km taxi ride
Monthly transport pass
Entry to Powerscourt Gardens
Local bottle of beer
Must-sees in Ireland
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
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- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
*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.
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