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Costs Money & Banks in Ireland

Currency In Ireland
The Euro (€) is the currency of Ireland and 12 of the EU countries. Notes and coins came into circulation on 1 January 2001, before they used to use Irish Punts and pennies, also Northern Ireland still use the Pound Sterling (£) but many places will accept the Euro. One euro consists of 100 cent.

Notes are €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500, and have a map of Europe.
Coins are 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1 and €2. And have a map of Europe on one side and the national symbol on the other, Ireland's is the harp, but it can be used throughout the 12 participating EU states.

Foreign exchange and travelers cheques can be converted in banks throughout the country, to see Banking hours go Opening Hours.

Banks in Ireland
There are about 100 banks in Ireland domestic banks, foreign banks etc. Most of them are located around Dublin area. Most important banks, known as the Big Four are:
    Allied Irish Banks
    Bank of Ireland
    Irish Life and Permanent
    Ulster Bank (owned by Royal Bank of Scotland Group)

You should check with your bank before going to Ireland, but ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines or Bank Machines) will accept cards from many countries.

Credit Cards
Any credit cards that bear the Visa, MasterCard or American Express symbol are widely accepted you can also use them to withdraw cash from Ireland's many ATMs, because some B&B's will only accept cash or if that card is not on display where you wish to use it.

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