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eliteshooter
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(6/27/05 6:24 pm)

Spending Money In Ireland


I have never traveled outside of the U.S. before. I am not sure what form of money I should use.

1. Debit Card
2. USD $$
3. Euros
4. Travelers Checks

Which form of payment is accepted all over Ireland? What is the easiest, worry free way to travel with money?

I am staying for 9 days on a guided bus tour called the "Glimpse of Ireland". What is a reasonable amount of money tht will be needed for my wife and I to ensure a good time?

Thank you.



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Michele Erdvig
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(6/28/05 12:37 am)

Re: Spending Money In Ireland


eliteshooter,

If you go to my "Money" & "Tips & Tricks" pages on my website (links on the bottom of this page) you will find most of the info you need.

Ireland uses the eruo. Using your ATM card for cash and credit cards/debit cards for larger purchases will generally provide your best exchange rates. You can take a small amount of traveler's checks in US dollars as a back up if you want. You probably won't use them but will have them in case of an emergency like the ATM eating your card or the strip on your credit card getting de-magnetized.

Assuming that tips, sightseeing admissions and most meals are paid for on your tour, you will need to buy things like lunches, snacks, personal items, wine & beer, phone calls, etc. It is customary to tip the driver/guide at the end of the trip. Your tour company can give you a daily estimate of those things. I'm sure your wife will be shopping and purchasing souvenirs but how much that will be is anyone's guess! ;)

Michele




eliteshooter
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(6/28/05 1:09 pm)

Re: Spending Money In Ireland


Michele, Do you have books ready to ship? I would like to read your book prior to traveling to Ireland, but I leave in 17 days. I live in Las Vegas and would pay by paypal once you reply to this.

Thank you

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Michele Erdvig
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Posts: 3217
(6/28/05 4:06 pm)

Book Sent Immediately


eliteshooter,

My book is ready to go! If you order today using Pay Pal the book will be in the mail tomorrow. Depending on the postage you choose, you should have it in 3 days up to 10 days. You might opt for 1st class as it is only a couple of dollars more and quicker. This is the Pay Pal ordering page: www.irelandyes.com/paypal.html

Be sure to take a look around my website too as it is full of good info.

Michele





eliteshooter
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(6/29/05 12:51 am)

Re: Book Sent Immediately


I purchased your book. I will let you know when it arrives.

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Michele Erdvig
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(6/30/05 12:43 am)

Re: Book Sent Immediately


eliteshooter,

Thanks very much for ordering my book. It was mailed to you on Wednesday so look for it on Saturday or Monday. I hope it helps with tips for your trip.

Michele




stannseniors
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Posts: 151
(6/30/05 10:50 pm)

ATMs


When we went to Ireland we had never been to Europe before. I was so nervous about the money thing too, but i will tell you----there were ATMs everywhere....even in small towns....remember they charge you a little to take out money each time--so take out enough each time to make it worth it....and you don't have to worry about pick-pocketers or anything....my husband brought one of those belts but never used it. Just keep some in your pocket and some in your spouses pocket and maybe some in your suitcase. We did use our credit card but they charge you a fee as well. It was cheaper to use the ATM. I just made sure and called my bank to tell them i would be there and when. Make sure you also have a four digit pin.

I don't mean to try to sound like the expert - That's Michele...i was just scared of a few things that were unknown to us and wanted to re-assure you about the money thing.

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