ATMs are easy to come by in central Belfast; several banks are around Donegall Square, including Ulster Bank (tel. 028/9024-4112) and Bank of Ireland (tel. 028/9043-3420). In Enniskillen, Santander Bank, 4 Church St. (tel. 084/5765-4321) has an ATM. In Omagh, try HSBC, 1 Dublin Rd. (tel. 084/5740-4404). In Derry, try Santander on Shipquay St. (tel. 084/5765-4321).
As part of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland uses the pound sterling, not the euro. The cheapest way to get local currency is to use an ATM. The pound/ euro exchange rate fluctuates as much as all major currencies, but in general it usually hovers between parity and €1.15.
For dental emergencies, your hotel should contact a dentist for you. Otherwise, in Belfast try Dublin Road Dental Practice, 23 Dublin Rd., BT2 7HB (tel. 028/9032-5345) or Lisburn Road Dental Clinic, 424 Lisburn Rd., BT9 6GN (tel. 028/9038-2262); in Derry, try Timber Quay Dental Practise, Timber Quay, BT48 7NR(tel. 028/7122-1098).
For medical emergencies dial tel. 999. For non-emergencies, your hotel should call you a doctor. Otherwise in Belfast, try Ormeau Health Centre (tel. 028/9032-6030); in Enniskillen, try Devenish Practise, the Health Centre, Erne Rd., BT74 6NN); in Omagh try Stule Medical Practise, Mountjoy Rd., BT79 7BA (tel. 084/4477-3504); and in Derry try Park Medical, 49 Great James St., BT48 7DH (tel. 028/7137-8500).
For police, fire, or other emergencies, dial tel. 999.
In Belfast there’s Browsers Café, 77 Dublin Rd., BT2 7HF (tel. 028/9032-2272) and Abigail’s, 140 Upper Lisburn Rd., BT10 0BG (tel. 028/9061-6825). In Derry try Café Connect, 49 Strand Rd., BT48 7BN (tel. 028/7137-2101).
Belfast has branches of Boots the Chemist at 35–47 Donegall Place, BT1 5AW (tel. 028/9024-2332) and Great Victoria St., BT2 7GN (tel. 028/9031-0530). In Omagh, try Bradley’s Pharmacy, 84 Old Mountfield Rd., BT79 7ET (tel. 028/8244-1373). In Enniskillen, try Corry’s Chemist, 15 Darling St., BT74 7DP (tel. 028/8167-1974). And in Derry, try the MediCare Pharmacy, 43 Great James St., BT48 7DF (tel. 028/7126-7004).
Main branches in Belfast include 16-22 Bedford St., BT2 7FD and 12-14 Bridge St., BT1 1LS.
In Belfast you can catch a taxi at train stations, ports, airports, and the taxi stand in front of City Hall. Alternatively try Value Cabs (tel. 028/9080-9080), Courtesy Cabs (tel. 028/9002-9345) or Aldergrove Taxis (tel. 028/9433-0950). In Derry, taxi stands are at the Ulsterbus station, Foyle Street, and at the train station on Duke Street; alternatively call City Cabs (tel. 028/7126-4466) or Foyle Delta Cabs (tel. 028/7127-9999). In Enniskillen try Diamond Cabs (tel. 028/6632-8484). In Omagh try P&L Taxis (tel. 028/8224-1010). Out in the countryside taxis are rarer—the best thing to do is ask for numbers from your hotel or at a pub. Most restaurants will call one for you.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.