| The Euro
is the official currency of Ireland. The first Euro coins and notes
went into circulation in January 2002; the Irish Punt was completely
replaced by the Euro on February 9, 2002.
(€) = 100 cents.
Notes are denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5.
Coins are denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and
Available in airports, banks and in bureau de change. ATM's are
& debit cards
American Express Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa
are all widely accepted, as well as Eurocheque
Check with your credit and debit card company for details of acceptability
and other services, which may be available.
Travellers cheques are accepted throughout. To avoid added exchange
rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques
in Euros, Pounds Sterling
or US Dollars.
The following is included as a guide to the movements of the Euro
against Sterling and the US Dollar: