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Currency, Exchange, Credit Cards, ATMs in Ireland

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Ireland's official currency is the Euro (€). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks or exchange offices. Travelers checks are also acceptable in banks; recommended in US dollars, euros or British pounds.

Credit cards - MasterCard, Maestro and Visa - are accepted almost everywhere. American Express is now accepted in more and more places.

ATMs are available everywhere and allow cash withdrawals on major credit and debit cards.

Banking hours are usually Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.

A value-added tax (VAT) of 21% applies to most luxury goods in Ireland and most of it can be refunded to visitors from outside European Union. In order to claim the tax refund, make a purchase in a store displaying "Cashback" or "Ireland Tax Free" logo and ask for a refund voucher. The voucher can be refunded at Dublin or Shannon airports.

Current Euro Rates

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