Ireland is part of the european single currency the Euro. Each euro is made up of 100 cents. There are 7 euro notes 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 & 5. Each is a different colour and size. There are 8 different coin denominations 2 and 1 euros then 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, and 1 cent coins. These coins feature a common European design on one face and a country specific design on the other. In Irelands case the Irish Harp.

Euro notes and coins can be used in each of the fifteen member states, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, and Holland.

Credit and Debit cards are widely used in Ireland, most ATMís are members of either the plus or cirrus networks so you should have no trouble withdrawing cash.

Nearly all Dublin venues will accept credit cards however it is worth remembering that cash is the medium of choice in pubs - also publicans do expect you to pay for each order seperately.

Travellers cheques are a very safe way to carry money and are widely accepted. To even out your foregin exchange costs it is often a good idea to purchase you Euro's in a couple of equal bunches, so you aren't at the mercy of exhange rate flucations.

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