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Ireland Currency
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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.

Euro (€) = 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 1 cents.

Currency exchange

Available in airports, banks and in bureau de change. ATM's are available everywhere.

Credit & debit cards

American Express Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa are all widely accepted, as well as Eurocheque cards.

Check with your credit and debit card company for details of acceptability and other services, which may be available.

Travellers cheques

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.

Exchange rate indicators

The following is included as a guide to the movements of the Euro against Sterling and the US Dollar:
 
Date Nov '07
£1.00=
1.43635
$1.00=
0.68904
 
Currency restrictions

There are none on the import of local and foreign currencies. The export of local currency is restricted to €190.46 and foreign currency notes up to €634.87 or up to amount imported.

Banking hours

Banking hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 to16:00 hours.

In Dublin, banks stay open Thursday until 17:00 hours. There are also late opening nights in other parts of the country, but the days vary.
Useful travel links
Oanda International currency and foreign exchange services
VISA ATM Locator location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards