Ireland is definitely NOT one of the cheapest countries to visit.
Even by European standards, things like hotels, car hire, fuel, food and alcohol are very expensive.
That’s why it’s important you at least have a way to help get the most Euros in exchange for your home currency.
That way your hard-earned travel money will go as far as possible!
Almost everywhere in Ireland takes card payments, so you don’t have to worry about having much cash on you.
And even if you do need to draw money out, then ATMs in Ireland don’t charge any fees for use.
Just make sure you have a travel card with you that offers the best possible exchange rates.
When we visited Ireland, we had 4 travel cards with us (2 each).
We always travel with 4 as we can separate them across my wallet/car/baggage, so that in case something gets lost or stolen then we always have backups.
Which travel cards do we use?
Monzo and Revolut.
We’ve been using these ever since we started travelling and have never had any issues with either.
In fact, they’ve only gotten better over time as they’ve each started rolling out their own cool features.
As of writing, Revolut is available in both the UK and America, and Monzo is available in the UK (soon to launch in America).
Check their websites/app as they have plans to roll out to more countries soon and are definitely worth checking out.
For a detailed breakdown of each, check out my guide ...
Monzo vs Revolut: Which Is Best For Travel?
Both are free, and offer the best possible exchange rates + 0% fees on withdrawal up to £200 a month in foreign currencies.
They are free to use and sign up for, all you need to do is go ahead and download the app ...
What are the best banks in Ireland?
We have no favourites as they all work absolutely fine with both Monzo and Revolut and none charge any fees.
The same goes for Northern Ireland (they use £GBP up there, not Euros).