Ireland Currency Guide
Ireland uses the Euro.
Ireland has a large network of ATMs, but you will find limited facilities in smaller villages. ATM machines are usually attached to walls in well-lit public areas as well as in large shops, banks and service stations on major roads and in main areas. If you plan on withdrawing money or using your credit card while travelling, don't forget to notify your bank before you go for security purposes and to check what international withdrawal fees may apply to your card.
Before you leave home, it is important to convert some of your Australian Dollars into Euros to have with you when you arrive in Ireland. Euros are available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before you fly. If you’re planning on travelling to Northern Ireland, just remember it’s part of Britain, so you’ll use the British Pound there. The best place to change your money in Ireland is at any of the main banks and the Bureau de Change counters.
If you’d like the security that a credit card offers without the risk of racking up debt on your travels, consider purchasing a prepaid travel money card. A Multi-currency Cash Passport™ allows you to load your money onto the card in the form of Euros and other popular currencies. Your money can then be accessed at ATMs like a debit card or used wherever MasterCard® is accepted. The Multi-currency Cash Passport card has both a security pin and a signature required for safe spending.