Republic of Ireland: euro (€)

Northern Ireland: pound sterling (£)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than €80

  • Dorm bed: €12–20
  • Cheap meal in cafe or pub: €8–15
  • Inter-city bus travel (200km trip): €12–25
  • Pint: €5–6.50 (more expensive in cities)

Midrange: €80–150

  • Double room in hotel or B&B: €80–180 (more expensive in Dublin)
  • Main course in midrange restaurant: €15–30
  • Car rental (per day): from €30
  • Three-hour train journey: €60

Top end: More than €150

  • Four-star hotel stay: from €200
  • Three-course meal in good restaurant: around €70
  • Top round of golf (midweek): from €100


Ireland doesn't do bargaining – unless you're buying a horse.


Practical Tip: The ATM Hunt

It's easy to get caught out cashless in western Clare. Many small towns such as Liscannor, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna and Kilfenora are ATM-free zones. You'll find ATMs in Ennistimon, Kilkee, Kilrush, Lahinch and Miltown Malbay.