Information about the Irish currency


Euro (€) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

Currency exchange

Available in banks, airports and in bureaux de change.

Credit & debit cards

American Express, MasterCard and Visa are all widely accepted. ATMs are widely available, catering for Cirrus and Maestro symbols.

Traveller's cheques

Accepted throughout Ireland. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.

Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the import or export of either local or foreign currency, although declarations of more than €6350 are advised.

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