Send money to Ireland

Send money to Ireland from the UK with Western Union. Get started with our easy-to-use and reliable service to transfer money to your loved ones in the Emerald Isle.

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    Choose how to send money to Ireland

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

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    Track transfers in real time to confirm its arrival.

    Save your receiver’s details so you can easily make repeat transfers.

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    Rating as of 21 April 2023.

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    Most leading Irish banks are covered

    Our extensive Irish bank coverage ensures you can send money directly from the UK to your receiver’s bank account in Ireland.

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    Use our transfer estimator to check GBP/EUR exchange rates and transfer fees2 ahead of time.

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    Have your receiver’s details ready

    Send money to Ireland by providing your receiver’s bank account information, including their IBAN (International Bank Account Number) or SWIFT/BIC number. You will also need their full name as it appears on their bank account.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Pay the way you like

    Send money to Ireland at home or on the go using online banking or the Western Union® app.

    Committed to security

    Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union money transfers to Ireland.

    International reach

    Not only do we move money from the UK to Ireland, we also transfer money to over 200 countries and territories around the world.

    Convenient locations

    With thousands of Western Union agent locations in the UK, you won’t struggle to find a location near you.

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    Arrange your transfers

    Create a transfer schedule to automatically send money, so you never miss an important transfer.

    Track your transfer with ease

    Track your transfer in real time when you send money to Ireland from the UK for added peace of mind.

    Send again quickly

    Send money to previous receivers in a flash and make easy repeat transfers by saving your receiver’s details for next time.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I send money online to Ireland?
    1. Log in or register and verify your free profile. Select ‘Send now’ to begin your money transfer.
    2. Enter your destination – Ireland – and amount you’d like to send.
    3. Select how your receiver will get their money. This could be in-branch or to a bank account. Enter their details or select a previous receiver.
    4. Pay by credit1/debit card.
    5. You will receive a confirmation email with a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Share this securely with your receiver – they will need it to collect their money.
    What do I need to send money online to Ireland from the UK?

    Once you’re registered with Western Union, you will need your receiver’s bank details to send money online to Ireland from the UK. You will need:

    • Your name, address, banking details and account number
    • The purpose of your money transfer
    • The receiver’s full name as it appears on their bank account, IBAN number or SWIFT/BIC number.

    If arranging a cash pick-up online, enter the destination and amount you wish to send and select ‘Cash pick-up’. You will only need your receiver’s name and address. Pay with credit1/debit card and receive your MTCN number.

    How much money can I send to Ireland?

    If you’d like to send more than 799.99 GBP within a five-day period, we will need to confirm your identity first. Once we have confirmed your identity, you can send up to 4,000 GBP within a three-day period.

    For bank transfer to bank account deposits, you can send up to 50,000 GBP per transfer to Ireland. Bank transfers are available for UK residents only.

    How much does it cost to send money to Ireland?

    The cost to send money to Ireland from the UK with Western Union varies depending on the method of sending and receiving money.

    Our free price estimator can help give you a better idea of how much your money transfer will cost, including GBP/EUR exchange rates and transfer fees2.

    How do I send money to Ireland from a Western Union location?
    1. Search for a Western Union agent location near you.
    2. Visit the counter with your valid government-issued ID or phone number and bring your receiver’s bank account details. Please note you may need to provide proof of source of funds, so make sure you have a bank statement, payslip or tax return with you.
    3. Pay by cash or debit/credit1.
    4. You will receive a receipt with the tracking number for your transfer details (MTCN). Share this number with your receiver securely so they may track and collect funds.
    How long will it take my money transfer to reach Ireland?

    How long it takes to send money to Ireland from the UK can depend on how you choose to transfer your money. If your receiver wants to pick up the money in cash, then their transfer could arrive in minutes3. If it is being sent to their bank account, then they are likely to receive it after one business day.

    Track your transfers to watch them in real time.

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    1 Some card issuers may charge additional fees for using our services. Please contact your card issuer for more information.

    2 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.

    3 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.