Central Bank confirms that currency exchange services remain in place

13 September 2022 Press Release


The Central Bank of Ireland has today (13 September 2022) confirmed that it continues to exchange old Irish pound notes or coins for euro and has no plans to withdraw this service.

Director of Currency at the Central Bank Bernard Sheridan said:

“The Central Bank of Ireland offers an exchange service for old Irish pound notes or coins, and for damaged euro notes and coins. 

To avail of this you can send your old or damaged notes and coins by registered post to our Currency Centre or by making an appointment to visit us in person in North Wall Quay in Dublin. 

You will need to fill out the relevant forms and meet the requirements set out for the amount you are submitting for exchange.

We know that people find old Irish money all the time, and may not even realise they or a family member had it.  We are glad to keep providing this service and we ask that people check out our website for full details on the exchange process.

We have recently had a number of visitors to North Wall Quay asking about exchanging the sterling banknotes that are to be withdrawn by the Bank of England on 30th September.  The Central Bank of Ireland does not exchange any foreign currency, but the Bank of England website includes full details on how to exchange their old sterling notes before the withdrawal date.

We would urge people to check any sterling notes they may have and make sure they exchange them before 30th September.”