Exchange Rates

Notice I 30 March 2020

Please note that from 30 March 2020 onwards, (for the period of the restrictions imposed in Ireland in relation to Covid-19), the foreign exchange reference rates can be found on the European Central Bank’s (ECB) website where they are updated daily at 16:00 CET.

The ECB’s website does not provide monthly averages for the exchange rates.  However, under the historical reference rates section on the ECB website, a time series up to the present date is available in excel format to download within the CSV(.zip) file.

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Click on one of the links below to download the exchange rates for the period that you require (in Excel format). Exchange rates from 1999 to the present are Euro Reference Rates published by the European Central Bank, expressed as units of currency per euro. Exchange rates from 1979 to 1998 are closing mid-market indications for the Irish pound, expressed as units of currency per Irish pound.

Please note the Central Bank of Ireland does not buy or sell foreign currency from or to the public.

Foreign Exchange Reference Rates

Daily / Laethúil 2008 - present | xls 6008 KB Past 5 days / 5 lá atá thart | xls 26 KB Monthly Averages 2005-present | xls 180 KB Annual Averages / Meáin bhliantúla 2001-present | xls 289 KB Daily / Laethúil 2005 - 2007 | xls 999 KB Daily / Laethúil 1999 – 2004 | xls 1478 KB Monthly Averages / Meáin Mhíosúla 2001-2004 | xls 72 KB Irish pound (IEP) rates / Rátaí punt Éireannach 1979 - 1998 | xls 1969 KB