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Irish Currency.

Find out what currency is used in Ireland, tips and tricks for Irish currency exchange, and how you can save money on your visit with the Wise euro card.
Irish currency

What is the currency in Ireland?

The currency in Ireland is the euro. Each euro is divided into 100 cents.

When you’re buying currency for Ireland, look out for the currency code EUR. And once you’re in Ireland, you’ll see the symbol € used to show prices.

You’ll find Euro banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 - although the 200 and 500 EUR notes are seldom used. There are also 1 and 2 euro coins.

Cents come in coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50.

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Use the Wise euro card to spend in Irish currency.

The Wise euro travel money card lets you top up in your local currency, and switch to euro to spend when you’re in Ireland. You’ll get the best rate for spending in euro - and can also hold and spend 50+ other currencies with the same card.

Get your Wise debit card online for free, to send and spend money around the world at the real exchange rate.

Simply top up your card and convert to the currency you need in real time using the Wise app.

You’ll always get the real exchange rate with no hidden costs, and you’ll avoid foreign transaction fees while withdrawing from ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights.

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Tips for exchanging currency in Ireland.

Familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.
The mid-market rate is the true exchange rate - with no sneaky hidden fees. Use an online currency converter before your trip to get a feel for what your money is worth and make sure you get a fair rate when you buy your travel money.
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Choose to be charged in Ireland currency when withdrawing from ATMs.
Being offered to pay in your own currency at an ATM is a sneaky trick and causes many travellers to pay more than they need to. Always choose to pay in the local currency - in this case, euro - to cut your costs and get the best rates available.
Avoid changing currency at airports or hotels.
Currency exchange desks at airports and hotels often markup the exchange rates they use, and may charge hidden fees. Avoid this expensive option whenever you can.
Use the Wise debit card to spend in Ireland without rip-off fees.
Withdraw money, pay for meals in restaurants or spend in shops in euro, all at the real exchange rate with the Wise debit card.
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Spending money in Ireland.

Paying by credit or debit card in Ireland

Credit and debit cards can be used for most purchases in Ireland.

ATMs in Ireland

There's no shortage of ATMs in Ireland. Major credit and debit cards are accepted, although you'll want to watch out for any additional fees added by the ATM operator.

To get the best deal when spending on card or withdrawing money in Ireland, don’t forget to use the Wise debit card to avoid sneaky exchange rate markups and excessive fees.

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Irish currency services.

Convert GBP to euro

Convert GBP to euro

Use our currency converter to see how much your money is worth in euro and familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.

Send money to Ireland

Send money to Ireland

Need to send GBP to Ireland? Use Wise for fast, low-cost, and secure online money transfers from the United Kingdom to Ireland.

See the best euro exchange rates

See the best euro exchange rates

Compare live euro exchange rates and see how much you could save with Wise.

Irish currency FAQs.

The currency in Dublin is the euro. Each euro is divided into 100 cents. When you’re in Ireland you’ll see the symbol € written down in shops and on menus, and the currency code EUR used in exchange offices.

Ireland entered the Eurozone in 2002. Before adopting the euro, the official currency in Ireland was the Irish pound.

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