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The Low Down on Irish Currency



Currency code:


Central Bank:

European Central Bank

Currency symbol:

Currency sub unit:


Currency sub unit symbol:


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.

What to spend your euros on**:

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    Bottle of water

    1.30 EUR *

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    1 km taxi ride

    1.15 EUR *

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    Monthly transport pass

    110 EUR *

  • *

    Entry to Powerscourt Gardens

    7.50 EUR *

  • *

    Local bottle of beer

    5 EUR *

How many euros will I need?**

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Total spending money needed:

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


Must-sees in Ireland

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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**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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