Bureau De Change
Northern Ireland uses the £ sterling, the currency in circulation in England, Scotland and Wales. Unlike the Euro which is used in the Republic of Ireland, pound sterling is not linked to the Euro. Mastercard (Access) and Visa credit cards, including Contactless, are in general use and cheques backed by a bank card are widely accepted. American Express is accepted in some places but not others.
Credit cards can be used for purchases and to withdraw cash form ATMs (although this is usually accompanied by a fee). ATM cash machines are located at most banks in towns and villages and you can also withdraw from ATMs with your Mastercard and Visa Debit card. Fees will still be charged but at a lower rate to credit cards.
Northern Ireland uses a ‘chip and pin’ system for credit card and debit transactions. Most retailers will accept swipe cards but please note that this is not always guaranteed. It is recommended that you notify your bank prior to departure. Travel checks are no longer widely accepted in Northern Ireland.
Bureau de Change Armagh Post Office
5 Ogle Street, Armagh 55-57 Scotch Street, Armagh
t: +44 (0) 28 3752 3399 BT61 7DF
t: +44 (0) 28 3752 4829