(Updated on July 1, 2013)
1.Know the Currency. Currency in the Republic of Ireland is the euro, which uses the following symbol: €. Each euro consists of 100 cents. Notes are issued in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros. In Northern Ireland the currency is the British pound sterling, divided into 100 pence. The two currencies are separate and not interchangeable. You cannot use US dollars or other foreign currencies in Ireland. Sometimes areas near the border of NI & ROI will accept cross currency.
2. Cash. Do not bring $100 bills.Instead bring lesser denominations. Because of the high incidence of counterfeiting Irish banks won’t cash them. It is best not to travel with too much cash since it can easily be lost. Bring enough to cover any travels en route to Ireland and back home. Once in Ireland use the tips below.
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