Frequently asked questions regarding holidaying in Ireland
Money in Ireland
In the Republic of Ireland, the official currency is the euro. In Northern Ireland, pound sterling is the local currency. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted throughout the island of Ireland; American Express is accepted in some places but not all. Credit cards and Debit cards can be used for purchases and also to withdraw cash from ATMs.
Ireland’s passport and visa requirements vary for different nationalities so check with your local Irish embassy or consulate before you travel. Most people need a valid passport to enter the Republic or Northern Ireland but there are some exceptions:
• If you're a UK citizen, you can also use official photo identification.
• If you're an EU citizen, you can also use a national identity card.
Air and sea carriers require some form of photo identification (usually either a passport or driving licence), so ALWAYS check what form of ID is required with your individual airline, Ferry Company or travel agent before travelling.