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Code EUR
Symbol
Coins
Cents & Euros - 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2
Banknotes
Euros - €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500

Welcome to Ireland!

There’s a beautiful contrast in Ireland. Celtic architecture sits quietly on rolling green landscapes, while the pubs are full of noise – for the best reasons. Join the merriest crowds in Dublin pubs or laugh your heart out in Belfast. Then enjoy the remarkable views of the whole Ireland island and discover why it’s the land of luck.

ATM access

3/5 stars – You’ll be sure to be sure to find ATMs in the city centres,  but as you move further out into towns, you won’t have so much luck

Tipping

It’s not common, unless it’s a small tip for stellar service

Phone and Internet access

Many tourist areas, cafés and hotels will provide  free Wi-Fi

 

Daily cost

Costs can add up in Ireland, so  keep an eye on your euros.

Coffee:  AU$4.50 (regular espresso) Water:  AU$2 (330mL bottle)
Beer:  AU$9.40 (pint in a pub in Dublin)
Food:  AU$20 (classic pub pulled pork)
Taxi:  AU$11 (Dublin airport – city)
Big Mac:  AU$6 (your familiar favourite)

Daily budget

Budget:  Around AU$80/day (2x cheap meals, supermarket   snacks, train ticket and entry to Blarney Castle)
Moderate:  Around AU$150/day (2x cheap meals, supermarket   snacks, train ticket and a tour of the Titanic Museum)
Luxury:  Around AU$200/day (2x restaurant meals,   supermarket snacks and a kayak tour of Killarney)

Safety rating

4/5 stars - Ireland is quite safe for tourists. Just keep a wary eye on your travel money and walk home with friends from the pub – and soitanly don’t start a foight.

Travel Money Trivia

UK, no way
Although Northern Ireland uses pound sterling, their notes aren’t ‘technically’ legal tender in England.
Alter ego
The pound also goes  by the name quid.  The name’s quid,  James Quid.
Round  ‘em up
1c and 2c coins are no longer being minted, so prices will usually round up.
Harp to beat
Irish euro coins feature a Celtic harp as homage to the Middle Ages.
New notes
The Irish pound met its end in the Republic of Ireland in 2002

Let's talk money

The first thing to note about Ireland is that it’s broken up into two parts, and both use different currencies. The Republic of Ireland uses the euro and Northern Ireland uses the pound sterling. So, if you do plan to travel to both parts, make sure your travel money is prepared.

  • Some department stores exchange money
  • Make sure your luggage is under the limit
  • Find a four-leaf for better bartering skills
  • Rent a small car for your travels
  • Be careful of ATMs with high fees
  • Your regular credit card could draw huge fees
  • Some stores in Northern Ireland will accept euros, just enquire before you try to buy

 

Must do

Cliffs of Moher
Walk along the remarkable 18km cliffs and gaze down onto where the Atlantic Ocean meets this impassable rock wall.
Blarney Castle 
Standing for hundreds of years has given this castle an incredibly deep history. Chat to a guide (or ghost) and bask in its story.
Grafton Street 
Explore Dublin’s secrets, then join its happy crowd on Grafton Street for a shop, coffee brew, or beer.
Giant’s Causeway 
For a totally bewildering sight, check out the beehive shape of 40,000 basalt columns (formed from cooling lava).
St Patrick’s Day  
Celebrate traditionally in Gaeltacht or in a modern way in Dublin. This will be an unforgettable experience (if you don’t overdrink).

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Budget: Costs are estimated per person and do not include accommodation.