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Banks and Opening a Bank Account

Banks are open Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. In major cities they stay open all day, however, it is important to note that in small towns and more rural areas banks close for lunch from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. 

For information on the major bank operators in Ireland, please see links below

Opening a bank in Ireland – procedures for non-nationals
In order to open a bank account, the student must have a PPS number* (with the official statement showing the number), their passport and evidence of address in Ireland

To apply for a PPS number, the following documentation must be provided by all students:

  1. Current Valid Passport or National ID Card
  2. Evidence of either birth/work/unemployment/residency/tax liability/education in their own native country **
  3. Evidence of address in Ireland (letter provided by the Student Welfare officer in the Emerald Cultural Institute)

* Personal Public Service Number (a PPS Number is also necessary to have if the student wishes to work in Ireland)

** If the student does not have this necessary document, it can be faxed from their country to the Killarney School of English. Our fax number is 00 353 64 6636630

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