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Bank of Ireland

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Address: 2 College Green, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 01-661-5933
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Quick peak back into historical buildings

We walked by and stopped in to see the architecture. The bank was a parliament building before becoming a bank. It has been a bank longer than it was a parliament. Worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We walked by and stopped in to see the architecture. The bank was a parliament building before becoming a bank. It has been a bank longer than it was a parliament. Worth a stop.

Thank Dezilou
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This imposing bank building is in the heart of Dublin just across from Trinity College. It's a great looking building, though they are doing construction on a new streetcar line right in front. It was originally designed by Edward Lovett Pearce in 1729 to house the Irish parliament but became the Bank of Ireland headquarters instead. We didn't go in,... More 

Thank ClintPage
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The bank was built in the 1900`s and it appears to copy the Pantheon in Rome or Paris. It appears to have had windows but for tax reasons or for protection against acts of rebellion it has none. No matter what this is an interesting building just to walk around and view the statues.

Thank ErininOkeechobee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Serious history surround everything you see and touch in Dublin... The Bank of Ireland (Irish: Banc na hÉireann) is a commercial bank operation in Ireland and one of the traditional 'Big Four' Irish banks. Historically the premier banking organisation in Ireland, the Bank occupies a unique position in Irish banking history. At the core of the modern-day group is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

The bank stands across the way from Trinity college.. it dies nit have any window but for some strange reason it doesn't look like it's missing window because of the way it was build to reflect window like features but only bricks in its place no glass. It dates back to 1900s when there was a charge/tax for each window... More 

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Hanover, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

interesting site of history and all of the windows on the ground floor have been covered in. You would expect that it would be very dark inside, but be prepared as the roof is transparent and lets in light so that it was very surprising

Thank Zappafan5797
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This building in the past has housed the Parliament and is in current use as a very busy bank. The ushers will not let you take photographs. The interior is magnificent and the ceiling is testimony to that. The exterior is beautifully lit up at night. Well worth a visit.

Thank SarahOB79
Kilmarnock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Near the Temple Bar area of the city and an excellent example of palladian architecture. Beautiful in daylight and even better when it is lit up at night. It was closed when we were there but, apparently, it is quite amazing inside too.

Thank Bob T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

The building is beautiful and the House of Lords' room was incredible. The bank was very busy but it was not a problem to walk through to the former meeting place.

Thank Chouette222
Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My wife and I were passing by and saw the Bank of Ireland, which has a very impressive architecture. The architecture is Palladian and it calls attention because of its beauty. The architect was James Gandon and it was built in 1785.

Thank BennyMalaga

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