The national currency in Ireland (and in the European Union) is the Euro. US dollars are not accepted in most establishments; however, some hotels, shops and restaurants may accept your US dollars at an agreed exchange rate. To check current exchange rates, visit xe.com. Bills: 500€ / 200€ / 100€ / 50€ / 20€/ 10€/ 5€ Coins: 2€ / 1€ / 50 cents / 20c / 10c / 5c / 2c / 1c. The Euro is divided into 100 cents.
Any credit cards that bear the Visa, MasterCard or American Express symbol will be widely accepted in Ireland. Visitors with other cards should ask in advance or check if that card is on display where they wish to use it.
Banking hours are generally 10.00am to 4.30pm Monday through Friday. Some banks are open on Saturday. ATM (cash) machines are located at most banks and accept most credit and debit cards.