✈️ Heading to Ireland? We've gathered some tips from the bunq community to make sure your trip is the smoothest it can be. 😎
Check them out below! 🌈 👇
Using your card
💳 Do I need cash in Ireland, or can I use my card everywhere?
You can pay nearly everywhere with your card in Ireland.
There may be a few small businesses who still only accept cash, so it's handy to keep a small amount on you.
💰 What currency do they use here?
The currency here is Euros! The symbol is € or EUR.
🏧 Which ATM’s can I use for free?
The bunq community has reported free withdrawals at these ATMs.
- Allied Irish Bank (AIB)
- Bank of Ireland
💵 If I want cash, how much should I take out of an ATM?
€20 should be enough for a few days.
📱 Can I roam, or should I get a local SIM?
All EU mobile plans should let you roam for free.
If you don't have an EU plan, you can learn about your local SIM card options here.
Useful things to know
💁♀️ How does tipping work?
No tip is expected in Ireland.
If you get great service at somewhere like a sit down restaurant, you could tip around 10%.
Some restaurants do add a service charge to your bill, which is usually around 12.5%. If this is done, you don't need to tip on top as this is essentially the "tip".
🍺 How much does a 0.5L beer cost?
🍽 How much does an average meal cost?
🚨 What’s the emergency number?
112 or 999
🔌 What type of plug do they use?
This one! It’s the standard British plug.
🚗 What side of the road do they drive on?
They drive on the left side of the road here.
🗺 How do I navigate my way around?
Google and Apple Maps both work well in Ireland.
Otherwise, we recommend Rome2Rio as the best way to find out how to get anywhere. It even tells you the cost of each option. 🙌
👀 Any other good tips?
Renting a car is often the best way to see the most of Ireland. Remember that they drive on the left hand side of the road! 🚗
If you've been to Ireland 🇮🇪 share your experience! The following would be really useful for other bunqers to know:
- Which ATMs are free to use?
- What card should I use and where?
- Any other info you think may be useful.
Share your experience with us in the comments below! 🌈 👇